Marlon Samuels charged under anti-corruption code
The charges relate to the T10 tournament in the UAE
Marlon Samuels, the architect of West Indies’ twin T20 World titles in 2012 and 2016, has been charged by the ICC’s anti-corruption unit on four counts of breaching the Emirates Cricket Board’s (ECB) anti-corruption code. In a media release on Wednesday, the ICC said the charges relate to the T10 tournament conducted by the ECB.
Samuels was breached under the following offences under the Code:
- A breach of 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.
- A breach of Article 2.4.3 – Failing to disclose to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official receipt of hospitality with a value of US $750 or more.
- Breaches of Article 2.4.6 – Failing to cooperate with the Designated Anti-Corruption Official’s investigation.
- Breaches of 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.
Samuels will be given a time period of 14 days to respond to the charges.
The all-rounder played 71 Tests, 207 ODIs, and 67 T20Is for the West Indies. He scored 11,134 runs and picked up 152 wickets during his international career.
Meanwhile, Cricket West Indies (CWI) has been made aware of the charges which have been laid by the ICC Anti-Corruption Unit, involving Samuels.
Formal charges have been laid with breaching four counts of the Emirates Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Code for participants of the T10 League in Abu Dhabi in 2019.
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.
While this ongoing investigation continues, CWI will not make any further comment in respect of these charges.