Andre Russell banned for one year for doping-code violation

West Indies allrounder Andre Russell has been banned for one year from cricket by an independent anti-doping panel in Kingston. The ban is effective from January 31.

Patrick Foster, Russell’s lawyer, confirmed the development and said he would discuss all options with his client including appealing the ban.

Russell had missed filing his whereabouts on three separate occasions in 2015 – which amounts to a failed drug test under World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines.

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission brought charges against Russell in March last year for not filing his whereabouts on January 1, July 1 and July 25 in 2015.

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