Anti-doping drummer John Campbell says the Jamaican anti-doping authority failed to ‘properly notify’ him of a blood sample being taken and that he plans to appeal against a four-year doping ban that was issued to him. imposed. A three-member independent panel has sanctioned Campbell for an anti-doping violation after the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) accused him of evading, refusing or failing to submit to sample collection at his home in Kingston in April .
“Mr. John Campbell and his legal team are very disappointed with the decision of the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee,” his lawyers said in a statement posted on the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) website. “Mr. Campbell has been a clean athlete throughout his outstanding batting career and he remains committed to clean sport…Our client has, to date, never returned an Adverse Analytical Finding for Prohibited Substances .”
Opening hitter Campbell played 20 Test matches, six one-days and two Twenty20 Internationals for the West Indies. His lawyers said they believe there were several shortcomings on JADCO’s part in notifying the athlete about the sample collection.
“We have read the written decision of the Discipline Committee and believe there are legitimate grounds for appeal,” the statement added. “Mr. Campbell’s position was that he had not been properly advised by JADCO. “Our client will therefore consider exercising his right of appeal at this time after further consultation with his legal team and will make a decision under little.”
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