Jayawardene refutes reports that Dilshan tested postive

According to reports in the Sri Lankan media, opener Tillakaratne Dilshan has tested positive in a dope test in ICC s random test.

By CricketCountry Staff

Colombo: Mar 9, 2011

Sri Lankan vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene has strongly refuted reports that all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan has been tested positive with a banned substance.

Jayawardene has scoffed at the reports during a pre-match media conference ahead of their game against Zimbabwe at Pallekele on Thursday. “(What I can confirm is that) we have had two players tested. Dilshan is not one of them. The players are Ajantha Mendis and Chamara Silva. I am not too sure about where this story has come from but there is no truth in it,” he said.

Sri Lankan team s media manager, Brian Thomas confirmed that Dilshan was not asked to give a sample for testing.

Earlier, Sri Lanka based The Sports Encounter had reported in the morning that Dilshan had become the second player after Shane Warne to be tested positive during a World Cup.

It claimed that the International Cricket Council (ICC) had selected Tillakaratne Dilshan for its random dope test during the World Cup and that on Wednesday Dilshan was tested positive.

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