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Andre Russell Banned Over Whereabouts Violation

Reuters | Updated: January 31, 2017, 9:49 PM IST
Andre Russell Banned Over Whereabouts Violation

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Kingston: West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell was banned on Tuesday for one year for a doping whereabouts rule violation.

The two-times Twenty20 World Cup winner was revealed to have committed the violation 11 months ago after registering three filing failures in 2015.

That constitutes a failed drugs test under World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules. "Mr. Russell was found guilty of a doping violation," Hugh Faulkner, chairman of the independent anti-doping tribunal that handed out the punishment, said in a statement.

The 28-year-old Jamaican, who helped the West Indies win their second World T20 title in 2016, will be banned for a year from Jan. 31.

WADA rules state that athletes across all sports must inform their local anti-doping agencies where they will be for at least one hour each day to facilitate drug tests.
First Published: January 31, 2017, 9:49 PM IST
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