Russell misses dope tests, faces charges

Hearing of the disciplinary case against West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell for violating Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) whereabouts clause has been set for Sept. 19 and 20.

Russel appeared before Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel at the Courtleigh Hotel in Kingston last week and the matter adjourned until September.

In March this year, JADCO alleged that Russell failed to file whereabouts, resulting in him missing three doping tests in a 12-month period. Under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) laws that equates to a failed test.

An athlete could face a ban of up to two years if found guilty.

Russell, who was in Jamaica for the Caribbean Twenty20 (T20) cricket game versus Barbados Tridents appeared in court with his Jamaican QC Patrick Foster and Donovan Walker. Russell is among players representing the Jamaica Tallawahs.

He was part of the West Indies team which won the T20 World Cup in India earlier this year.

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