CAS reduces John Campbell’s four-year suspension to 22 months

By Sports Desk April 25, 2024

Jamaican and West Indies batsman John Campbell has received a reduction of two years and two months from his four-year ban after the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) ruled in his favor, on Thursday.

The 30-year-old will now be eligible to return to competitive cricket in July or August of this year.

Campbell was originally banned for four years by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCo) in October 2022 after failing to provide a blood sample to doping control officers in April 2022.

The ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) found Campbell did not deliberately try to evade and that the issue was out of negligence on Campbell’s part.

Campbell has played 20 Tests for the West Indies since making his debut against England in January 2019.

In those Tests, he scored 888 runs at an average of 26.11, including three half-centuries. His last Test was against Bangladesh in June 2022.

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