Russell hearing postponed, resumes today
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.