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West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has lodged an appeal against the one year ban he received in January.
Russell was hit with the ban after committing a doping whereabouts rule violation, whereby he missed three drug tests in 2015, which equates to a failed drug test under the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules and regulations.
According to the appeal document Russell submitted to the Jamaican Anti-Doping Appeals Tribunal on March 20, the 28-year-old has requested that “the decision rendered by the independent anti-doping disciplinary panel be set aside”.
While Russell has appealed to have his ban lifted, Jamaica’s anti-doping commission (JADCO) has done the exact opposite and have filed an appeal to have it extended to two years.
In a second filing, Russell has called for JADCO’s appeal to be dismissed as he feels there are no grounds for his ban to be increased.