Former West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been found guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Anti-Corruption Code. In the T10 League held in Abu Dhabi in 2019, Samuels was charged with violating the four corners of the law. The verdict on the punishment will be delivered by the Independent Tribunal, with the announcement expected to be made later.
Marlon Samuels, who played a pivotal role in West Indies’ two-time T20 World Cup victories and was the hero in both finals, has now tarnished his reputation. In the Abu Dhabi T10 League of 2019, he was found guilty of contravening four provisions of the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption Code.
He was accused in 2021 of not cooperating with investigations, withholding relevant information, obstructing or delaying investigations. Prior to this, Samuels had been banned for two years in 2008 for providing information to a bookmaker during India’s tour of the West Indies.
Throughout his career, Samuels represented West Indies in 71 Test matches, 207 One Day Internationals, and 67 T20 Internationals. His contributions were instrumental in West Indies’ success in T20 cricket, especially during their World Cup triumphs.
This case highlights the ongoing effort to maintain the integrity of cricket and eliminate corruption from the sport. The ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code plays a crucial role in ensuring fair play and maintaining the credibility of international cricket. The outcome of this case will serve as a reminder that strict action will be taken against any individual involved in corrupt practices within the cricketing fraternity.