West Indies batsman John Campbell has been slapped with a four-year ban for violation of an anti-doping rule, according to a Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) decision seen by Reuters.
Friday’s 18-page decision by a three-member independent panel followed a charge of evading, refusing or failing to submit to sample collection.
Campbell played 20 Test matches, six ODIs and two Twenty20 internationals for the West Indies, before JADCO accused him of refusing to provide a blood sample at his home in Kingston in April.
“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.