West Indies all rounder Andre Russell will know his fate this morning when the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel meet at the Jamaica Conference Centre at 10.00 a.m., to pass a decision in the matter of the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission’s (JADCO) case against the cricketer.Russell is accused of three filing failures, (failing to file his whereabouts) between January and July 2015, three filing failures in one year equals a failed dope test.The case commenced on September 19 and lasted for five day before ending on November 17, with both parties sufficiently submitting their cases over the period of the hearing.On the final day of the hearing, it was announced that a verdict would be reached in a few weeks, but Russell has had to wait for over two months to know of his fate.If found guilty, Russell, who was playing in the Australia Big Bash T20 league, could be suspended for up to two years under the World Anti-Doping Agency code. The three-person disciplinary panel consists of chairman Hugh Faulkner, Dr Marjorie Vassell and Dixeth Palmer.
Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez. Their current deals are set to expire in 2018 1 Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he expects key playmakers Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to sign new deals over the summer.The La Liga imports have been seen as flagship signings in recent years as the Arsenal purse-strings were loosened, following years of bean-counting after the move to the new stadium.Their current deals expire in 2018 and, despite faltering in the Premier League title race this season, Wenger insists both players are set to extend their stays in north London.He said: “That will be done in the break, in the summer. Nothing (at the moment).”Asked if he was confident they are happy and would want to stay, he responded: “Yes, they have a two-year contracts.“They look it (happy), when I talk to them they are happy and they want to extend their contracts so I don’t think it is a problem.” read more