5 cricketers who had trouble with dope tests
There have been few doping controversies in world cricket, but almost all of them have been quite serious.
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.