West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has committed an “anti-doping whereabouts’ rule violation.
Russell, who has been named in the West Indies squad for the World Twenty20 in India starting next week, has missed three doping tests within a 12 month period.
“We received notification of Russell’s violation about two weeks ago and I’ve appointed a panel to hear his case,” said Kent Pantry, chairman of Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission independent disciplinary panel.
Russell, 27 who featured in 2012 World T20 winning West Indies squad faces a possible two-year ban if he found guilty.
The West Indies Cricket Broad said, “There is a process regarding the findings by Jadco. All that will be observed.”
Russell plies his trade across the world in franchise based T20 leagues that demand huge energy in highly competitive conditions which normally not possible to do consistently.
Russell recently played his Indian Premier League, Carribean Premier League, Bangladesh Premier League, Big Bash League and Pakistan Super League.
He is an integral part of the West Indies playing XI for the World T20 as his all-around ability will add flare to the West Indies squad.