Former West Indies Star Marlon Samuels Banned for 6 Years in Global Cricket Scandal

Samuels, who was part of the West Indies’ T20 World Cup winning squads, breached anticorruption code in a T10 league.

The global sports organization has stated that former West Indies star Marlon Samuels has been banned from all cricket for six years for violating the anti-corruption code.

He is implicated in activities related to a 42-year-old player in a T10 league in the United Arab Emirates in 2019. He retired from all cricket since then.

A former top-order batsman, who was also banned in 2008, was found guilty of four breaches of the anti-corruption code by an independent tribunal of the Emirates Cricket Board.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive, Alex Marshall, said, “Even though he has now retired, Mr. Samuels was a participant in a scheme to breach the Anti-Corruption Code when he was committing the offences.”

“A six-year ban will act as a strong deterrent for any participant who intends to break the rules.”

Samuels played a crucial role in West Indies winning the T20 World Cup in 2012 and 2016. He played 71 Tests, 207 ODIs, and 67 T20s for West Indies between 2000 and 2018.

The ICC stated that one of the charges against him was failing to disclose any “gift, payment, hospitality, or other benefit” that could bring the game or the player into disrepute.

The ban came into effect on November 11th.

Marshall mentioned, “Samuels played international cricket for almost two decades, during which he participated in several anti-corruption education sessions and knew what his responsibilities were under the Anti-Corruption Code.”

Other charges include failing to disclose receiving “$750 or more in hospitality” and failing to cooperate in an investigation.

Throughout his controversial career, he scored over 11,000 international runs and took more than 150 wickets.

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In 2007, during West Indies’ tour of India, he was banned for two years after being caught providing match-related information to an Indian bookmaker.

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