Russell to Oppose JADCo Appeal


The Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCo) has filed an appeal with the Independent Appeals Tribunal, seeking to get the 1-year ban against West Indies All-rounder Andre Russell extended.

A preliminary hearing, was held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, yesterday morning.

JADCO is pushing for the maximum 2 year ban for Russell.

This, after the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel chaired by attorney Hugh Faulkner handed the Jamaican a one year ban for three whereabouts filing failures.

Attorney for Andre Russell, Patrick Foster QC, says he’ll strongly oppose JADCO’S decision to appeal the one year ban.

The 27-year old’s violation of anti-doping whereabouts regulations three times over a 12-month period is an offense that equates to a failed doping test.

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Alrick Swaby is a reporter/producer at Nationwide News Network. He started his career with the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, JBC, in 1995. He has experiences in radio and television broadcasting, reporting and production. He is now on his second stint with Nationwide after rejoining in 2012, Pursuing his passion.