Kusal Perera missed the tour of New Zealand, a T20 series in India, the Asia Cup, and the World T20 because of his suspension © AFP

Kusal Perera, the Sri Lanka wicketkeeper-batsman, is free to resume playing cricket with immediate effect after the ICC lifted the provisional suspension imposed on him for doping. The ICC said there was no decisive evidence that Perera, who was suspended in December 2015, had used performance-enhancing substances after a detailed examination of the Qatar-based testing facility’s finding 19-Norandrostenedione – the banned substance – in Perera’s sample.