India legspinner Rahul Sharma and South Africa fast bowler Wayne Parnell ave tested positive for drugs at a rave party held in Mumbai’s suburban Juhu on May 20.
Rahul is currently in Sri Lanka with the India team for their limited-overs series, while Parnell is in Zimbabwe as part of the South Africa A squad for a tri-series.
The BCCI president N Srinivasan said BCCI would investigate the matter thoroughly before deciding the future course of action.
“I don’t know why everyone is in a mood to execute Rahul Sharma without even going into the details,” Srinivasan said.
“The BCCI will first procure each and every bit of relevant information and then study them before deciding on the course of action.”
Cricket South Africa said it was still waiting for news. “We have not heard anything from officials in India and we cannot comment until then,” Mohammed Moosajee, South Africa team manager, said.
The Indian team management in Sri Lanka said they were waiting for an update from the BCCI.
“We have not received any communication from BCCI,” the team’s media manager Ravi Jain said. “So it would not be proper for me to comment anything on this at this stage.”
Rahul, 25, has played three ODIs and two Twenty20 matches for India. Parnell is three years younger but has played more matches – three Tests, 22 ODIs and 15 Twenty20 matches.