Russell gets date for anti-doping hearing

2016-07-15 10:12
Andre Russell (Getty Images)

Cape Town - West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell will have to face an anti-doping investigation panel on 20 July, after allegedly missing three doping tests in the space of 18 months, triggering a 'whereabouts' investigation.

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission flagged Russell in March this year, alleging that he had missed a third drug test in the prescribed period, and if found guilty he could be suspended for up to two years.

International athletes have to let their local anti-doping agency, Jamaica's in this case, know where they are every day, in case World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) want to do a spot check.

Missing three in an 18-month period is cause for investigation.

Russell's lawyer, Patrick Foster, told Reuters: "The matter is set for hearing next week Wednesday at 10am.

"The hearing will deal with preliminary matters, but evidence will begin on another date."

Read more on:    west indies  |  andre russell  |  cricket


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk
Breaking News

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Who will win this year's Cricket World Cup?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.