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Andre Russells future will be decided in 2-3 weeks

By Rashmi -


West Indies all-rounder Andre Russells cricketing future will be decided in the next two to three weeks.

The all-rounder violated the anti-doping whereabouts” code by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission had alleged earlier this year.

According to guidelines of World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), if any cricketer lapsed to declare his whereabouts three times in a year, it amounts to one failed doping test.

As per the WADA guidelibes, the West Indies all-rounder Andre can face up to two years of suspension.

Patrick Forster, who is Russells lawyer, had earlier disputed the claims, which was made by the JADCO. He also revealed that the exact date will be set in a few days.

Forster said about the matter, They have promised a decision I think in the next two to three weeks, but a date would be sent to us shortly. Our contention is to prove an anti-doping violation there must be three filing failures.” 

He added, And we have said, based on the evidence that they should not be comfortably satisfied that there have been three filing failures; in which case the complaint should be dismissed. Our position is evidence is not sufficient to disclose three filing failures. And if the three cannot be proved the case cannot be made out.”

In March 2016, JADCO had alleged that West Indian Russells abortiveness to go by the tests three times, resulting in a infringement of the whereabouts clause.

In the hearing panel are included Hugh Faulkner, who is the chairman of the panel, Dr Marjorie Vassell, and former Jamaica player Dixeth Palmer.