Cricket players Rahul Sharma and Wayne Parnell have denied the allegations that they were involved in drug consumption after police detained them during raid at a rave party in Mumbai on Sunday evening.
Bracing himself for an acid test, Sharma said that he would quit playing cricket if the medical test comes positive to drug consumption.
Talking to reporters in Jalandhar, Sharma said, "We reached there at around 7 in the evening and all of a sudden within half an hour of us reaching there, the police raid happened. We didn't know what was happening, I asked the police officers and they told me that a raid was in progress."
"We have cooperated with the police and have even given medical tests. I belong to a simple family and have not even had a beer in my life, where does the question of attending a rave party arise? I will give up the sport if my tests come out positive. I have told everything to the team management and things would be clear once the medical report comes out," he said.
South African pacer Parnell's statement on rave party episode:
"I don't do drugs. Myself and Rahul were there in the hotel to attend a party at the request of a friend. We went there and at 7'o'clock police were all over in the party. We were just at the wrong place at the wrong time," said Parnell in Mumbai.
"It was an old friend and we met him last year. We have been in touch with him since then. We have nothing to do with drugs. We are on the WADA (World Anti Doping Agency) list and tested regularly," Parnell said when asked if the friend, who invited them was an old acquaintance.
Expressing the confidence that both of them (Sharma and Parnell) would come out clean from this rave party controversy, Parnell said: "We have signed all the papers and submitted the documents and fully co-operated with the cops. We have also given them our blood and urine sample as well, and I am confident that our reports will be negative."
At least 58 men and 38 women including the two IPL players were detained during a raid at the rave party in Oak Woods Hotel in Juhu, Mumbai.
According to media reports, police officials have reportedly seized several narcotic substances including MDMA, Ecstasy, charas along with 110 grams of cocaine during the one-hour raid at the hotel.