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JADCO appealing one-year ban handed down to Russell

Published:Wednesday | March 8, 2017 | 3:49 AM
West Indies cricketer Andre Russell.

The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) is appealing the one-year ban handed down to Jamaica and West Indies cricketer Andre Russell and 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 offense that equates to a failed doping test.

However, it is understood that the Carey Brown-led JADCO body is looking to get a stronger sentence handed down to the Jamaican all-rounder with a preliminary hearing taking place at the Jamaica Conference Centre on Wednesday morning.

Justice Carl Harrison is reportedly chairing the panel in the behind-closed-doors session with Patrick Foster said be continuing his role as Russell's attorney and Lackston Robinson presenting JADCO'c case.