Orlando Pirates player tests positive for cocaine

The name of the player cannot be disclosed until after the hearing, which is set for 31 August.

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CAPE TOWN - The South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS) Chief Executive Khalid Galant confirmed to EWN Sport an Orlando Pirates player tested positive for cocaine after a PSL match.

The player's 'B' Sample also confirmed the usage of cocaine, however the player in question's name cannot be disclosed until after the hearing set for 31 August, after the player contested the findings.

Galant says, "If the player is found guilty, the length of ban for cocaine has varied in cases around the world. It varies, it is an illicit drug so the performance enhancing aspect of it depends on how the athlete declares it and what the tribunal finds, so a ban can be one or two years."