Marlon Samuels charged by ICC for breaking the anti-corruption code

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Former West Indian star, Marlon Samuels has been charged by International Cricket Council (ICC) for breaking four anti-corruption codes.

Former West Indian cricketer, Marlon Samuels who was also part of the 2012 and 2016 World Cup-winning side has been charged by International Cricket Council (ICC) for breaching four anti-corruption codes, the governing body said in a press release on Wednesday.

The charges related to alleged breaching in T10 League in UAE.

“The International Cricket Council (ICC), on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), has charged former West Indies player Marlon Samuels with breaching four counts of the ECB Anti-Corruption Code for Participants of the T10 League (the ‘Code’),”

ICC stated in the release.

The four articles of ICC under which Marlon Samuels has been charged with corruption are as follows: 

Article 2.4.2 – Failing to disclose to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official, the receipt of any gift, payment, hospitality, or another benefit that was made or given in circumstances that could bring the Participant or the sport of cricket into disrepute. 

Article 2.4.3 – Failing to disclose to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official receipt of hospitality with a value of US $750 or more. 

Article 2.4.6 – Failing to cooperate with the Designated Anti-Corruption’s official investigation. 

Article 2.4.7 – Obstructing or delaying the Designated Anti-Corruption Official’s investigation by concealing information that may have been relevant to the investigation. 

“Mr. Samuels has 14 days from 21 September to respond to the charges. The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage,”

ICC added.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) reacted to the matter and said that they support the process and fully support the anti-corruption body. 

“While CWI has yet to receive detailed information relating to this ICC investigation, CWI remains firm in denouncing any such activities within the sport, and fully supports the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit in their efforts to rid the sport of all corruption,”

CWI stated.

The 40-year-old has played 71 Tests, 207 ODIs, and 67 T20Is in his international career and scored 11,134 runs. He used to be a part of the bowling unit as well and took 152 International wickets. 

The former retired from international cricket in November 2020.

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