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Update: Andre Russell Doping Case!

during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between Pakistan and the West Indies at Hagley Oval on February 21, 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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…

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