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Russell appeal hearing to begin on May 8

Published:Tuesday | March 14, 2017 | 9:53 AM

The Anti-Doping Appeal Tribunal will begin the hearing in appeal brought by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) over the one-year sentence handed down to Jamaica and West Indies cricketer Andre Russell on Monday May 8.

JADCO is reportedly pushing for the maximum two-year punishment after the cricketer missed three doping tests in 2015.

An independent disciplinary panel had ruled in February, that the 27 year-old would serve a 12 months suspension after he had violated anti-doping whereabouts regulations three times over a 12-month period — an offence that equates to a failed doping test.

However, Carey Brown-led JADCO body is looking to get a stronger sentence handed down to the all-rounder.

Following a case management hearing last Wednesday the date for the start of the appeal hearing was set with retired Justice Karl Harrison appointed to chair the panel.

Retired Justice Marva McIntosh, Dr Kurdell Espinosa, Dr Audley Betton and Dr Maria Smith are the other members of the appeal tribunal.