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Wednesday, 09 December 2015 - 8:38
'Baffled' Jayaratne backs suspended Kusal
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Interim coach Jerome Jayaratne has said that Kusal Perera had admitted to taking medications recently but felt he had not consumed a banned substance upon receiving the news he had failed a drug test.

Perera was provisionally suspended on Monday, two days out from the team's first Test against New Zealand.

The positive sample had been given during Pakistan's tour of Sri Lanka in June and July.

Jayaratne said Perera had "taken some medication for a bite on his foot", but neither coach nor player believed this medication to have been on the ICC's banned list of substances.



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