ICC charge on Marlon Samuels
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday charged former West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels of breaching four counts of the anti-corruption code during a T10 league.
The game’s governing body charged the West Indian on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), the organiser of the T10 League, which is four seasons old.
“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’),” the ICC stated in the release. “Samuels will be given a time period of 14 days to respond to the charges.”
The 40-year-old Samuels played 71 Tests, 207 ODIs and 67 T20Is in his international career, scoring 11,134 runs and taking 152 wickets. He retired from international cricket in November 2020.
The four articles of the anti-corruption code under which Samuels has been charged are:
- 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.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) has reacted to the development, saying it “fully supports” ICC’s anti-corruption unit.