The dope case is causing a storm again in world cricket. Many people have been banned from cricket after testing positive for dope. This time, John Campbell had to be punished for violating the doping law. The West Indies left-handed opener has been banned from cricket for four years.
The star cricketer has been sanctioned by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO). News of Campbell’s punishment was revealed in a report by the news agency Reuters. This news spread on social media instantly. Since then, netizens have been criticizing Campbell.
Campbell refused to provide a sample for a dope test last April while at his home in Kingston, according to Campbell’s 18-page sentencing judgment. After that, a three-member committee reviewed the matter in its entirety. After that review, they banned Campbell for four years.
Campbell violated Article 2.3 of the Anti-Doping Act. He could not even present any strong argument in his defense to prove himself innocent of the charges brought against him. As a result, Campbell will be banned from May 2022 until May 2026.
Notably, 29-year-old Campbell has played 20 Tests, 6 ODIs, and 2 T20 matches in the West Indies jersey so far. Where he has scored a total of 1,147 runs in three formats. He got the only century in international cricket in ODI. Besides, Campbell has 3 half-centuries in Tests.
Campbell’s incident is also seen as a warning to cricketers. Many times, injured cricketers take drugs and test positive for dope. Whether that happened in Campbell’s time is also being investigated.