5 cricketers who had trouble with dope tests
Although failed dope tests are not a common phenomenon in the cricket world, there have been a few instances every now and then when cricketers have invited doping trouble on themselves. The most recent occurence came just a few days back when Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera was sent back home before the start of his team’s tour to New Zealand for failing a dope test conducted during their previous series against Pakistan.Over the past few years, there have been a number of infamous doping controversies, some involving star cricketers, which led to dire consequences in most cases. Here we catch a glimpse of 5 cricketers who faced trouble with dope tests:
#5 Raza Hasan (Pakistan)
One of the more recent instances of players being involved in a doping controversy is the case of Raza Hasan of Pakistan. The young Pakistani left-arm spinner was unable to clear a dope test during a domestic competition as he tested positive for cocaine.
As a result of this, the Pakistan Cricket Board imposed a 2-year ban on Hasan which refrains him from taking active part in the country’s cricket. This is one of quite a few doping episodes which have occured in Pakistan cricket in the past few years.