Andre Russell banned for doping violation

Andre Russell had missed filing his whereabouts on three separate occasions in 2015 - which amounts to a failed drug test under World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines.

ANDRE RUSSELL

Andre Russell will be banned from cricket for a year from January 31.   -  K. R. Deepak

West Indies allrounder Andre Russell has been banned for one year from cricket by a three-member anti-doping panel in Kingston on Tuesday.

Russell had missed filing his whereabouts on three separate occasions in 2015 - which amounts to a failed drug test under World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines.

"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.

WADA rules state that athletes across 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)

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