West Indian star Andre Russell will face a two-day hearing in September over a charge of failing to update his diary under the anti-doping code.
Russell appeared before an independent anti-doping disciplinary panel in Jamaica this week for a preliminary hearing and must now return for a full hearing over two days on September 19 and 20.
He didn’t missed out on any of the drug tests and also didn’t failed in any of them either. But failed to update the present location while he was not in action and thereby failed to satisfy the mandatory provisions of the Anti-Doping Code.
A statement on the WADA website reads, “Any combination of three missed tests and/or failures to provide accurate whereabouts information within an 18-month period now leads to the opening of a disciplinary proceeding by the (national anti-doping organization) with jurisdiction over the athlete. Sanctions range between one and two years depending on the circumstances of the case.”
The West Indies Cricket Board is also carefully monitoring the situation. “There is a process regarding the findings by JADCO. All that will be observed and you will be advised accordingly,” the WICB said.