Andre Russell, West Indies' All-Rounder, Banned Over Whereabouts Violation

Updated: 01 February 2017 10:18 IST

Andre Russell 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.

Andre Russell, West Indies' All-Rounder, Banned Over Whereabouts Violation
Andre Russell represents several T20 franchises across the world. © Twitter

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell was on Tuesday handed a one-year ban for a doping whereabouts rule violation. The 28-year-old 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 star cricketer, who helped the West Indies win their second World T20 title in 2016, will be banned for a year from January 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.

(With inputs from Reuters)

Topics : West Indies Andre Russell Cricket
Highlights
  • West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell was banned on Tuesday
  • Russell was banned for 1 year for a doping whereabouts rule violation
  • Russell was revealed to have committed the violation 11 months ago
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