West Indies’ Samuels found guilty of anti-corruption code breach

West indies' samuels found guilty of anti-corruption code breach0

The sport’s governing body, the ICC, said on Wednesday that former West Indies player Marlon Samuels broke four rules of the Emirates Cricket Board’s (ECB) Anti-Corruption Code.

Samuels has played for West Indies in all three types of cricket, and he stopped playing in 2020. He was first charged in 2021, and a panel found him guilty earlier this month after a hearing.

The violations have to do with how he acted while playing in the Abu Dhabi T10 league in 2019. For example, he didn’t report “the receipt of any gift, payment, hospitality… that could bring disrepute to the Participant or the sport of cricket.”

Samuels also didn’t say that he had “received hospitality with a value of at least $750.”

The ICC also said that Samuels had not helped the anti-corruption official investigate the event and had slowed down the investigation by “hiding information that could have been important.”

After hearing what each side has to say, the panel will decide on the punishments.

In 2008, Samuels was banned for two years because he told a bookie about his team during a one-day series in India in January 2007.

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