Powell to know his doping fate in April

Powell to know his doping fate in April

22Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell will know his fate in early April when the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel announces its decision on his consuming banned substance.

The announcement follows Wednesday’s closure of the hearings in the athlete’s doping violation case at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston, reports CMC.

Powell’s attorney Kwame Gordon has asked the three-member panel to consider a light penalty for his client.

However, his counterpart Lackston Robinson, who blamed Powell for gross negligence on his part, has recommended full two-year suspension, during final submissions.

A decision is expected to be announced April 10.

The athlete has been facing the panel since January, after testing positive for the banned substance Oxilofrine at last year’s national senior championships at the National Stadium.

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