By Victor Kanayo
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced a six-year ban on former West Indies player Marlon Samuels.
According to the ICC, this was after an independent anti-corruption tribunal found him guilty of breaching the Emirates Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Code.
Samuel’s Career Path Amidst Sanction
Samuels played 71 Tests and 274 limited-overs internationals for the West Indies, including starring roles with the bat in their T20 World Cup final wins in 2012 and 2016, the latter against England.
Samuels was found guilty of breaching the Emirates Cricket board’s anti-corruption code during his time playing in the Abu Dhabi-based T10 League.
The 40-year-old had been charged with failing to disclose the receipt of a payment, gift or other benefit “that could bring the participant or sport of cricket into disrepute” as well as failing to disclose hospitality worth more than $750 (£550).
The remaining charges covered failure to co-operate and obstruction or delay of the subsequent investigation.
Confirming the development, ICC General Manager – HR and Integrity Unit, Alex Marshall, said: “Samuels played international cricket for close to two decades, during which he participated in numerous anti-corruption sessions and knew exactly what his obligations were under the Anti-Corruption Codes.
“Though he is retired now, Mr Samuels was a participant when the offences were committed. The ban of six years will act as a strong deterrent to any participant who intends to break the rules.”
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