Leg-spinner spinner Rahul Sharma, who tested positive for recreational drugs after being caught at a rave party, was left out of the Indian team for the first one-dayer against Sri Lanka at Hambantota.

Rahul, along with South African cricketer Wayne Parnell, was detained by police after being caught in a rave party in Mumbai during the Indian Premier League in May. The two were among 42 people, who tested positive for drugs, the Mumbai Police said on Friday.

With two specialised spinners R. Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha in the team, Rahul was not an automatic choice in the playing XI in any case.

The BCCI will, however, take action against the spinner only after studying the police report on the matter.

“The police report will be studied before taking any action against Rahul Sharma,” senior BCCI official Rajeev Shukla said on Saturday. “Only after studying the report we will proceed,” he added.

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