Formerly disgraced Cricketer Kusal Perera from Sri Lanka was given $500,000 in compensation from World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for a wrongful ban based on a false positive test.
Kusal Perera was provisionally banned from cricket in 2015 by the International Cricket Councils (ICC) after a test carried out by WADA reported that the batsman had banned substances in his urine.
A disgraced Kusal Perera was sent home on the eve of Sri Lanka’s test match against New Zealand. The ban made him miss out on the World T-20, Asia Cup and the Indian T-20 Series.
It was only later in 2016 when the samples were retested in Paris, that it was found that WADA had made a mistake in their initial report.
As a result of the mistake, WADA are offering the cricketer $500,000 as compensation for the mistake and will also pay back the $100,000 that he had to pay to the Sri Lankan team who helped pay his legal fees.
Luckily for the cricketer, his reputation did not take too much of a knock after the false allegations as his Sri Lanka fans and cricket team stuck by him as he fought against the false allegations, even using his own finances to travel around as he sought to get a report from an independent lab.