John Campbell faces IADP on July 19

July 07, 2022

Jamaica and West Indies batsman John Campbell is set to return on July 19 for the continuation of a doping hearing, after the cricketer was brought before an Independent Anti Doping Panel (IADP) because of a rule violation.

The left-hander and his legal representative Mark-Paul Cowan, a representative from the West Indies Players Association, and the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission's (JADCO) legal team was said to have met virtually at a preliminary hearing with the Kent Gammon-chaired IADP yesterday.

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

If found guilty, Campbell could be banned for up to four years for "evading, refusing, or failing to submit to a sample collection."

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

The latest anti-doping development follows that of another Jamaican cricketer who was found guilty in 2017 when all-rounder Andre Russell was banned for one year from cricket for a whereabouts clause violation by the IADP 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 drug test.

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