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West Indies all-rounder Russell appeals one-year ban

March 23, 2017 10:06 IST
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West Indies' allrounder Andre Russell

IMAGE: Jamaica's anti-doping commission (JADCO) has appealed to have Russell's suspension doubled from one year to two. Photograph: Getty Images

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has appealed to have his one-year ban for a doping whereabouts rule violation dismissed.

Russell, a two-time Twenty20 World Cup winner, was revealed to have committed the violation a year ago after registering three filing failures in 2015. That constituted a failed drugs test under World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules.

Reuters has obtained a copy of Russell's appeal document that was submitted to the Jamaican Anti-Doping Appeals Tribunal on March 20. It calls for “the decision rendered by the independent anti-doping disciplinary panel be set aside”.

Jamaica's anti-doping commission (JADCO) has appealed to have Russell's suspension doubled from one year to two.

In a second filing, Russell called for this appeal to be dismissed on the grounds that there is no basis for his suspension to be extended.

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