Former West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has been charged on four counts regarding corruption in the T10 league staged in UAE.
The International Cricket Council (ICC), on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), charged the 2-time T20 World Cup winner for breaching four counts of the ECB Anti-Corruption Code for Participants of the T10 League (the ‘Code’).
Marlon Samuels has been charged for not disclosing some benefit that he had received to the Anti-Corruption Official during the time he was associated with the T10 league.
In its released statement the ICC said:
“Mr Samuels has been charged with 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.”
Marlon Samuels has 14 days from 21 September to respond to these charges.
The right-hander announced his retirement from professional cricket last year having last played international cricket in December 2018. He was Man of the Match in the final in both of West Indies’ T20 World Cup triumphs.
Marlon Samuels scored 78 off 56 balls against Sri Lanka in the 2012 final. Four years later, he became the only man to be player of the match in two ICC finals, smashing 85 unbeaten runs off 66 balls to help West Indies in a run-chase, which was completed with four consecutive sixes from Carlos Brathwaite, against England in Kolkata.
Across formats, he made 11,134 international runs while notching up 17 centuries, and took 152 wickets with his off-spin. The Jamaican also featured in plenty of franchises around the world including the IPL.