Attorneys representing West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell and the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission are to make final oral submissions before a disciplinary panel on November 17.
Russell is facing a ban from the sport after being accused by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission of failing to file his whereabouts on three occasions during a 12-month period. The dates listed are January 1, 2015, July 1, 2015, and July 25, 2015.
The attorneys are expected to exchange documents by November 7 after receiving the respective transcripts by October 24.
During Tuesday’s hearing Russell, one of the most sought-after T20 players in the world, was cross-examined by JADCO attorney Lackston Robinson who tried to establish Russell’s negligence in filing his whereabouts information.
The violation is equivalent to a failed test and if found guilty the cricketer could be facing a lengthy ban from the sport. According to the rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) athletes are required to make their whereabouts known to local anti-doping agencies to facilitate testing. An athlete may face a ban of up to 24 months if found in violation…