"--IANS/CMC"
Kingston -, April 10 - Jamaican sprint star Asafa Powell has been slapped with an 18-month ban for doping, the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission announced here Thursday.

Powell, a former world record holder in the 100 metres, tested positive for the stimulant oxilofrine at the National Senior Championships here last June, reports CMC.

JADCO's disciplinary panel said the 31-year-old had been negligent and had been at fault..

--IANS/CMC

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