Briana Williams

PENDING HEARING OUTCOME: Briana Williams is coached by former Trinidad and Tobago track star Ato Boldon.

BRIANA WILLIAMS was named in Jamaica’s team for the world athletics championships in Doha yesterday despite facing a hearing into a positive doping test.

The inclusion of the world under-20 double sprint champion in Jamaica’s 55-member squad is contingent on the outcome of her disciplinary hearing, which is set for September 23-25 in Kingston.

“We have entered Briana Williams in the 100m and the 4x100 relay, subject of course to clearance,” Lincoln Eatmon, the second vice-president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), told a news conference in Kingston.

“Jonielle Smith is the reserve for the 100m and is a part of the 4x100 relay pool,” he added.


Heading into today’s One-Day International series opener against Sri Lanka, West Indies captain Kieron Pollard has said the team will be focused on executing its game plan and improving overall as an outfit.