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Russell appeal hearing set for May 8

THE appeal brought against West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) is set to be heard by an Anti-Doping Appeal Tribunal on the 8th of May.
Russell was issued with a one-year ban in February of this year after a specially convened tribunal ruled that the cricketer was guilty of being negligent in filing his whereabouts on three separate occasions within a 12-month period in 2015.
The violation equates to a failed drug test under World Anti-Doping regulations.
The player was, however, not given the full sanctions which could have resulted in a two-year suspension after his attorney urged the tribunal to keep in mind the player’s history of complying with testing protocols in the past.
JADCO, however, earlier this month signalled its intention to appeal for a tougher sentence for the player, citing sufficient evidence being presented for the maximum penalty being issued.
The members of the appeals tribunal will be Justice Karl Harrison (Retired) – Chairman, Justice Marva McIntosh (Retired) – Vice Chairman Dr Kurdell Espinosa – Member, Dr Audley Betton – Member, Dr Maria Smith – Member.
The hearing will be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre. Russell is once again expected to be represented by attorney Patrick Foster.

Taken from the Guyana Chronicle

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