Russell faces anti-doping law suspension


West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell could face a ban from the game after he reportedly failed an anti-doping 'whereabouts' inquiry three times in the past year.

Players must be available for drug testing at all times, and let their boards know where they are, and Russell could face a two-year ban if he's found guilty of evading his tests.

The report was filed by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission, says chairman Ken Pantry. He told Reuters: "We received notification of Russell's violation about two weeks ago and I've appointed a panel to hear his case.

The West Indies Cricket Board said: "There is a process regarding the findings by JADCO. All that will be observed and you will be advised accordingly."

Russell has been instrumental for various T20 sides around the world, with this year alone seeing him help the Sydney Thunder to the Big Bash League title, and Islamabad United to the Pakistan Super League trophy.