Colombo: The ICC has informed Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) that opener Upul Tharanga has failed the test for a banned substance.
According to a media release issued by SLC, his urine sample had been taken on March 29 after World Cup semi-final clash against New Zealand.
The ICC has said that disciplinary action had been initiated against Tharanga.
The SLC said that as a result Tharanga would not be selected for this month`s ODI series agsinst England or Sri Lanka `A` team tour of England.
Sources in SLC said veteran Sanath Jayasuriya at 42 is likely to be picked in Tharanga`s place. Jayasuriya, has been practising hard.