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Russell not suspended - JADCO

Published:Saturday | March 5, 2016 | 3:00 AM
Andre Russell

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) says Jamaica and West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has not been provisionally suspended for violating anti-doping rules.

Russell has committed an anti-doping whereabouts rule violation after missing three tests in the space of 12 months.

JADCO said in a release this afternoon, that the case has been referred to the iindependent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel.

The Commission says it is now awaiting a date for the hearing.

The 27-year-old, who is named in the West Indies' squad for the Twenty20 World Cup, which starts next week in India, has missed three doping tests within a 12-month period.

According to anti-doping rules, athletes must tell their local anti-doping agency where they will be for at least one hour each day to facilitate drug tests.

And if an athlete misses three drug checks within a 12-month period, that counts as a positive test.