After five sittings spanning almost a month, presentation of evidence was completed yesterday at the hearing convened by the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel into the allegation that West Indies cricketer Andre Russell violated a whereabouts clause.
It is expected that proceedings will be completed on Thursday, November 17, the day on which final submissions are to be heard from each legal team.
The stenographer is expected to submit the transcript of the evidence provided throughout the hearing to both sides on or by Monday, October 24. The parties have also agreed that each side’s written submissions are to be filed by 4:00 pm on Monday, November 7…
While explaining the challenges of updating his whereabouts, Russell appeared to make an impassioned plea for understanding. He explained that he normally gets help to submit his whereabouts and was not educated at any point on how to do it.
He continued that, as a professional cricketer who adheres to JADCO’s system, it was never his intention to “abandon” the process of filing whereabouts.
Russell also indicated that he felt that being a part of the international testing pool would negate any instance of him missing JADCO-organised tests…