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Windies all-rounder Russell to play after year-long ban

ANI | Updated: Feb 01, 2018 14:16 IST

Durban [South Africa], Feb 1 (ANI): 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 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. (ANI)