Andre Russell set to make T20 debut for Notts despite missed drug tests

• West Indies all-rounder would be provisionally suspended if English
• Russell stays 20 days with Notts and plays against Derbyshire on Friday

Andre Russell, the highly coveted West Indies all-rounder, is set to make his debut for Nottinghamshire in the NatWest T20 Blast on Friday night, more than three months after Jamaica’s anti-doping body announced he had missed three drugs tests in 12 months.

While the club, who take on Derbyshire at Trent Bridge, say they are comfortable with the situation, Russell’s ability to continue playing cricket around the world while awaiting a disciplinary hearing – and the possibility of a two-year ban – raises questions over the sport’s response to such cases.

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