Corruption charges have been filed against Marlon Samuels

Marlon Samuels, a former West Indies cricketer, was accused on Wednesday with violating four sections of the ICC’s anti-corruption code while competing in a limited-overs tournament in the United Arab Emirates.

The charges against Samuels, who hasn’t played for the West Indies since 2018, are related to the T10 League in Abu Dhabi, according to the International Cricket Council.

Samuels is accused of failing to report any gift, money, hospitality, or other advantage that could bring him into discredit, as well as any hospitality valued at $750 or more.

Samuels also failed to cooperate with an anti-corruption official, according to the ICC, and withheld material that could have been significant to the inquiry.

Samuels has 14 days to react to the charges levelled against him.

After being caught on tape sending match-related information to an Indian bookmaker during a West Indies ODI series in India in 2008, the 40-year-old was given a two-year suspension and found guilty of obtaining “money, benefit, or other reward which could bring him or the game of cricket into disrepute.”

As a 19-year-old, Samuels made his test and one-day international debuts for the West Indies. He appeared in 71 Tests, 207 One-Day Internationals, and 67 Twenty20 Internationals, with his most memorable performance being a 56-ball 78 in the World T20 final against Sri Lanka in 2012, which helped the West Indies win the tournament.

Zainab Murtaza

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