[caption id="attachment_591634" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-591634" alt="Andre Russell has been replaced by Colin de Grandhomme IANS, Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/russellcolin-IANS-getty.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Andre Russell has been replaced by Colin de Grandhomme IANS, Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Ahead of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/indian-premier-league-2017-200487/" target="_blank">Indian Premier League</a> (IPL) 2017, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/kolkata-knight-riders" target="_blank">Kolkata Knight Riders</a> (KKR) have named <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand" target="_blank">New Zealand</a> s <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/colin-de-grandhomme" target="_blank">Colin de Grandhomme</a> as replacement for their star all-rounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/andre-russell" target="_blank">Andre Russell</a>, announced Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Russell is currently unavailable, since he has been banned from any cricketing action for a year for not being able to appear for three consecutive dope tests. De Grandhomme has played six Tests, nine One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and eight Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). IPL 10 will start from April 5, 2017 while KKR will play their first match on April 7 against Gujarat Lions (GL) at the latter s home ground in Rajkot. <strong><a title="IPL 2017: Russell's absence would be worry for KKR, feels Pandey" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-2017-andre-russells-absence-would-be-worry-for-kolkata-knight-riders-feels-manish-pandey-580201">IPL 2017: Russell s absence would be worry for KKR, feels Pandey</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Earlier, Russell had 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. <p></p> <p></p>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.