Rus­sell hear­ing post­poned, re­sumes to­day

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

Ja­maica and West Indies crick­eter An­dré Rus­sell. THE ANTI-DOP­ING where­abouts clause vi­o­la­tion hear­ing for West Indies all-rounder An­dré Rus­sell will re­sume to­day at the Ja­maica Con­fer­ence Cen­tre at 10:30 a.m.

Yes­ter­day’s sched­uled sit­ting was post­poned af­ter in­de­pen­dent panel mem­ber, Dr Ma­jorie Vas­sell, failed to show.

When the hear­ing re­sumes, Rus­sell’s lawyers will con­tinue their cross-ex­am­i­na­tion of wit­ness Na­dia Vas­sell. The Ja­maica Anti-Dop­ing Com­mis­sion’s ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor, Carey Brown, will also be cros­sex­am­ined.

In ex­plain­ing yes­ter­day’s post­pone­ment, panel chair­man Hugh Faulkner said the hear­ing could have con­tin­ued un­der Rule 8.3.4, which states that a hear­ing can pro­ceed if a mem­ber is ill or un­able to con­tinue. How­ever, he noted, in this case, that Vas­sell was in­ex­pli­ca­bly ab­sent and all ef­fort to con­tact her proved fu­tile, thus the need for a post­pone­ment. PRAGUE (AP):

Sparta Prague goal­keeper Tomás Koubek and mid­fielder Lukás Vachá have been fined by the Czech foot­ball fed­er­a­tion for their emo­tional out­burst against women af­ter a fe­male as­sis­tant ref­eree failed to spot an off­side in a league game.

Brno mid­fielder Alois Hy­cka was sev­eral me­tres off­side at the de­ci­sive mo­ment be­fore he equalised in stop­page time and sal­vaged a 3-3 draw for Brno against Sparta on Sun­day.

In their com­ments, the play­ers said women’s place is in the kitchen, for which they later apol­o­gised.

The fed­er­a­tion’s dis­ci­plinary com­mit­tee yes­ter­day fined both men US$1,656 and they were also or­dered to lead the train­ing of a youth team. Sparta had al­ready or­dered them to take part in sev­eral train­ing ses­sions of women’s teams.

The as­sis­tant ref­eree, Lu­cie Rata­jova, was banned from four games for her mis­take.

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