West Indies batter John Campbell has been awarded a four-year ban for violation of an anti-doping rule. Jamaica Anti-doping Commission has released an 18-page report which stated that the batter has failed to cooperate in the sample collection process.
As per JADCO’s report, Campbell refused to provide the blood samples for anti-doping testing at his home in Kingston in April 2022. Following this, John Campbell received a ban of four years on the grounds of a violation of the anti-doping rule. From now, the West Indies batter will not feature in any form of cricket.
“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.”
The report further stated that in the above-mentioned circumstances, the athlete will be ineligible to play any form of cricket for a period of four years. Citing the JADO rule 10.3.1 the ban has been backdated to begin from the notification of the violation on May 10, 2022.
John Campbell made his International Debut back in 2019 when he represented West Indies in a Test fixture back in 2019 against England. He had last represented West Indies against Bangladesh in a Test at Gros Islet in June 2022. He has played in 20 Tests, six ODIs & two T20Is for the West Indies toll date.
Campbell has amassed 888 runs in 20 Tests scoring three fifties at an average of 26. He enjoys a decent record in the ODI format where he managed to score 248 runs in five innings at an average of 50. His best innings came in an ODI series against Ireland when he scored 179 runs in 147 balls. He was last seen in action during the inaugural edition of the 6ixty where he played for Guyana Amazon Warriors.