Russell Set To Play For Notts Outlaws In Natwest T20 Blast Finals Day

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West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell is set to play for Nottinghamshire Outlaws in Saturday's opening Natwest T20 Blast semi-final despite having an unresolved doping violation hanging over him.
The 28-year-old, a central figure in the West Indies team that won the World T20 in India in April, faces a possible two-year ban from cricket after missing three drugs tests in the space of 12 months earlier this year.
Under World Anti-Doping Authority regulations, to which the International Cricket Board is a signatory, professional cricketers must tell their national doping authority their whereabouts for an hour every day for testing purposes, with three missed tests in a year constituting a positive result.
The West Indies cricketer faces a possible two-year ban after missing three drugs tests
Russell was a crucial figure in West Indies World T20 win in India this year
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If Russell had been English he would have been suspended by the UK Anti-Doping Authority until the hearing, but Jamaica's Anti-Doping Commission have allowed him to continue playing since the missed tests first came to light in March.
He faced a preliminary Wada hearing in July with the formal hearing set to take place on September 19.
Russell played in two of the Outlaws group games and http://latterdaysaintartswiki.org/index.php?title=How_Major_US_Stock_Indexes_Fared_Friday the Trent Bridge outfit re-signed him for Finals day when the West Indies Cricket Board cleared him to play.
‘The opportunity of bringing back one of the world's best players for the format is too good to miss,' director of cricket Mick Newell said.
‘In the two matches Andre played for us, he bowled at 90 miles-an-hour, batted explosively and was the best fielder on show.'
With two of the Outlaws three overseas players in their squad permitted to play, Russell is competing with South Africa leg spinner Imran Tahir and Australia all-rounder Dan Christian for a place in their starting XI in Saturday's opening semi-final against Northants Steelbacks.
Russell is competing for a place in the starting XI with Imran Tahir and Dan Christian
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