ANDRE RUSSELL WITHDRAW FROM PSL 2017

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West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell has banned for one year after establishing guilty of a doping whereabouts violation in his native Jamaica.

His suspension comes into effect from 31 January.

Russell, 28, failed to file his whereabouts on three occasions in 2015 like to a failed drugs test under World Anti‑Doping Agency guidelines – and is streaked from playing both international and domestic cricket until 31 January next year.

Russell won the 2016 World T20 title with the West Indies.

He also claimed trophies with, Islamabad United, Sydney Thunder Jamaica Tallawahs and Dhaka Dynamites last year.

Due to the ban, reports said, there is no opportunity of his including in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) starting in the United Arab Emirates from February 9.

He was the main player in Islamabad United team and had also played in PSL first season last year. However no player has so far been named to replace him, sources say England’s Stuart Broad can be included in the team.

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