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Juhu rave: Rahul Sharma faces arrest, BCCI to examine proof

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Jul 21, 2012 at 11:32am IST

Mumbai: Indian spinner Rahul Sharma faces arrest after testing positive for consumption of drugs at a rave party held in a posh Juhu hotel in May this year, putting in jeopardy his participation at the ODI series against Sri Lanka that begins on Saturday.

Sharma was present at the party along with South African cricketer Wayne Parnell when it was busted by the police.

The question now is whether Sharma will be dropped from the squad which is all set to play the ODI series.

The BCCI, however, has said it will not take any decision in haste but will decide after examining the proof.

"I don't know why everyone is in a mood to execute Rahul Sharma without even going into the details," President N 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," he added.

Sources, however, say that if "an unfortunate situation like this" does arise, then the BCCI will look at the "saftey net" first and possibly pull the player "out of the tour".

Thirty-five of the 42 tested positive for cannabis. Three tested positive for both cannabis and cocaine, while four for cannabis and MDMA.

Rahul Sharma had, at the time of detention, denied taking drugs at the party.

(With additional information from PTI)

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