ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has withdrawn the Under-19 team from its tour of Bangladesh.
The WICB said the decision to withdraw the team is in the best interest of the safety and security of the players and officials.
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MONTEGO BAY, St James — The hearing into the positive drug test returned by multiple global gold medallist Veronica Campbell Brown is expected to continue this morning at a private property on Balmoral Avenue in Kingston.
The hearing, which is being held away from the media and public, was expected to get under way yesterday, but was adjourned after a few hours when it emerged that the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) was not prepared to proceed.
Hearings into doping allegations are usually held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston, but yesterday's, which has attracted international attention, was moved to the private location.
However, Dr Warren Blake, president of the JAAA, said that having hearings at private locations were not unusual.
Dr Blake was quoted by The Associated Press as saying he had no idea how long the hearing would take and promised that a release would be sent out at the end of the proceedings.
The 31-year-old Campbell Brown failed a drug test at the May 4 Jamaica International Invitational, an IAAF World Challenge meet held at the National Stadium, and subsequent to that was suspended from all athletics competition.
Sources close to the proceedings said last night that expert witnesses are expected to be called soon, maybe as early as today.
She is being represented by a powerful team of lawyers, including former Prime Minister PJ Patterson, and high-profile American attorney Howard L Jacobs of California in the United States.
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