Andre Russell is banned from cricket for a year    Getty Images
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West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has appealed to have his one-year ban for a doping whereabouts rule violation dismissed. Russell, a two-times ICC World T20 winner, was revealed to have committed the violation a year ago after registering three filing failures in 2015. That constituted a failed drugs test under World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules. Reuters has obtained a copy of Russell’s appeal document that was submitted to the Jamaican Anti-Doping Appeals Tribunal on March 20. It calls for the decision rendered by the independent anti-doping disciplinary panel be set aside . Jamaica’s anti-doping commission (JADCO) has appealed to have Russell’s suspension doubled from one year to two. In a second filing, Russell called for this appeal to be dismissed on the grounds that there is no basis for his suspension to be extended. IPL 2017: Russell’s absence would be worry for KKR, feels Pandey

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell is facing the prospect of an extension to his one-year ban for a doping whereabouts rule violation. JADCO is pushing for the maximum two-year suspension to be imposed on the 28-year-old Russell, who was banned in January for one year. JADCO chief executive Carey Brown told Reuters that his organisation had filed an appeal with Jamaica s five-member anti-doping Appeals Tribunal. (JADCO) has appealed, Brown said. Russell, a two-times Twenty20 World Cup winner, was revealed to have committed the violation a year ago after registering three filing failures in 2015. That constituted a failed drugs test under World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules.

Russell missed three dope tests in the span of 12 months under World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) terms. Russell was expected to be banned for two years if found guilty and full report of the verdict is yet to come. The three-member tribunal comprises Hugh Faulkner, Dr Marjorie Vassell and former Jamaica cricketer Dixeth Palmer, who gave the verdict of one-year ban for Russell.