Bangalore: Wayne Parnell, the South African cricketer who was named in a preliminary report by the Mumbai police for taking recreational drugs at a rave party in Mumbai during the 2012 Indian Premier League in May, is unlikely to be punished.
"To take action against Wayne will be next to impossible at the moment because the whole process over there (In India) has been shambolic," said Jacques Faul, Chief Executive of Cricket South Africa, to Supersport. "The police are talking to some sections of the media but not to the cricket boards. The whole testing procedure was not done according to the standards that normally apply in sport and Wayne would be able to contest any action we take with absolute ease."
Parnell and Rahul Sharma, the Indian legspinner who played for Pune Warriors in the IPL, were detained by the police before being let out on bail. Despite testing positive, both players maintained their innocence, claiming to have been at the "wrong place at the wrong time."