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West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell to play after year-long ban

The right-handed batsman was handed a year ban from playing all forms of cricket for a doping whereabouts rule violation.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: February 01, 2018 14:30 IST ]
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES A file image of Andre Russell.

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell is all set to make his competitive cricket comeback, having served a one year ban from the game.

Russell will feature in the Jamaican team for the Regional Super50, West Indies' domestic 50-over competition, against Leeward Islands on Friday in Antigua.

The right-handed batsman was handed a year ban from playing all forms of cricket for a doping whereabouts rule violation. Russell has also opted out from the West Indies national cricket team as the Windies play in the ICC 2019 World Cup qualifiers this year. 

Russell did not file his whereabouts on three occasions in 2015 as required, which also included a failed drugs test under the guidelines of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Resultantly, the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission banned him from playing any cricket between January 31, 2017 and January 30 this year. 

The all-rounder was retained by Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2018 auctions and will be seen in the black and gold colours in the 11th edition of the league this year.

(With ANI Inputs)

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