Former West Indies batter Marlon Samuels charged under ICC anti-corruption code

ICC's anti-corruption unit charged Marlon Samuels because of breaching the Emirates Cricket Board's anti-corruption code.

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ICC's anti-corruption unit charged Marlon Samuels because of breaching the Emirates Cricket Board's anti-corruption code. ICC said on Wednesday that the ECB conducted the charges.

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The charges against the former WI ODI captain are related to the 2019 edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 tournament. Icc said in the release, "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'). Samuels will be given a time period of 14 days to respond to the charges."

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ICC charged Marlon Samuels for 4 breaches:

  • Article 2.4.2 - Failing to disclose to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official, the receipt of any gift, payment, hospitality or other 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 Official's 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.

ICC informed Cricket West Indies and they fully support ICC's anti-corruption unit.

Samuels retired in November 2020 after playing 71 Tests, 207 ODIs, and 67 T20Is since his international debut in 2000. Lastly, he aggregated 11,134 runs and picked up 152 wickets as well.

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