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Campbell’s anti-doping disciplinary hearing to resume July 19

Published:Friday | July 8, 2022 | 12:09 AMLennox Aldred/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica and West Indies batsman John Campbell is set to return on July 19 for the continuation of an anti-doping disciplinary hearing.

The left-hander, along with his lawyer Mark-Paul Cowan, a representative from the West Indies Players Association and the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) legal team met virtually at a preliminary hearing with the Kent Gammon-chaired Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel on Wednesday.

It is alleged that Campbell declined to submit to a drug test by a representative of JADCO who visited his home in April of this year.

If found guilty, Campbell could face up to a four-year ban from the game for “evading, refusing or failing to submit to a sample collection”.

The Gleaner understands that the legal teams have been instructed to submit witness statements by July 12.

The latest anti-doping case follows that of cricketer Andre Russell in 2017. All-rounder Russell was found guilty and banned for one year for a whereabouts clause violation by an independent anti-doping panel in Kingston.

A three-member tribunal comprised of Hugh Faulkner, Dr Marjorie Vassell and former national cricketer Dixeth Palmer, found Russell guilty of being negligent in filing his whereabouts on three separate occasions within 12 months in 2015. That, under the World Anti-Doping Agency rules, amounted to a failed dope test.