From the sources, West Indies allrounder Andre Russell has been banned for 1 year from cricket for a whereabouts clause violation by an independent anti-doping panel in Kingston. This ban going to effective from January 31.
Russell’s lawyer Patrick Foster, said the development and confirmed he would discuss all options with his client including appealing the ban.
A whereabouts violation is when an athlete fails to make his location known to local anti-doping agencies. 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.
At a deposition in front of a three-member tribunal, Russell defended himself saying he had authorised his agent Will Quinn to take care of the process since he was not properly trained