West Indies hitter John Campbell was sentenced to a four-year suspension by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) for violating an anti-doping rule, according to Reuters.

The 18-page decision from a three-person independent panel on Friday was in response to a charge of avoiding, rejecting, or failing to submit to sample collection.

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Before JADCO accused Campbell of refusing to provide a blood sample at his Kingston home in April, Campbell played for the West Indies in 20 tests, six one-day internationals, and two Twenty20 matches.

Who is John Campbell?

John Dillon Campbell, a Jamaican professional cricketer who was born on September 21, 1993, made his debut for the country’s squad in January 2013. He bowls off-spin with his right arm and bats left-handed.

Campbell, a native of Saint Mary Parish, participated in the 2012 Under-19 World Cup in Australia as a player for the West Indies under-19s. He scored 105 from 133 balls against England in the fifth-place playoff, giving his team the lone century of the competition.

At the 2012–13 Caribbean Twenty20, Campbell made his senior debut for Jamaica. The next season saw his first-class and List-A debuts, and ever since then, he has been a consistent member of the squad.

Campbell earned his first first-class century against the Leeward Islands in the 2013–14 Regional Four Day Competition, 110 runs from 180 balls. During the same tournament’s 2015–16 season, he earned his first-ever first-class five-wicket haul against Trinidad and Tobago, taking 7/73.

He was included in the West Indies Test squad for their series against England in January 2019. On January 23, 2019, he made his West Indies Test debut against England.

He was included in the West Indies One Day International (ODI) team in February 2019 for the series against England as well. On February 20th, 2019, he played his first ODI for the West Indies against England.

He was also included in the West Indies Twenty20 International (T20I) team for their series against England the following month. On March 10, 2019, he played in his first T20I for the West Indies against England.

Campbell earned his first century in ODIs in the opening match of the 2019 Ireland Tri-Nation Series against Ireland. For the first wicket, Campbell and Shai Hope eventually scored 365 runs together.

It was also the first time that both opening batters scored 150 runs in an ODI game, making it the highest opening partnership in ODI history.

He was selected by Cricket West Indies as one of the 10 reserve players for the West Indies team for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in May of that year.

Campbell was selected for the West Indies Test team for their series against England in June 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the Test series to be delayed from its initial May 2020 start date to July 2020.