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Windies' Campbell gets four-year ban for doping violation



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West Indies batter John Campbell has been hit with a four-year ban for violating doping rules, according to a Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission.

The 29-year-old batter has represented the Windies side in 20 test matches, six One-day Internationals, and two T20 International matches.

The three-member independent panel gave an 18-page decision on the matter of evading, refusing, or failing to submit the blood sample for required tests.

The Panel’s decision stated “The … panel is persuaded to a comfortable degree of satisfaction that the athlete committed an anti-doping rule violation, namely breach of JADCO rule 2.3. …,” the decision read in part. The panel does not find, on the evidence presented, that the athlete’s anti-doping violation was not intentional.”

"In the circumstances of this case the athlete is ineligible for a period of 4 years," it added, citing the applicable JADCO rule 10.3.1, with the ban backdated to start from notification of the violation on May 10 this year.