West Indian batter Marlon Samuels banned for breaching ICC anti-corruption code

Charges brought forth against Marlon Samuelsby by ICC are linked to his involvement in Abu Dhabi T10 league

Ben Stokes and Marlon Samuels.—Reuters

Marlon Samuels, who played pivotal roles in West Indies’ 2012 and 2016 T20 World Cup victories, has been slapped with a six-year ban after being found guilty of breaching the ICC’s anti-corruption code.

The tribunal found the former West Indies batter guilty of breaching the ICC’s anti-corruption code, specifically for failing to disclose payments, gifts, and hospitality that could tarnish the sport’s reputation.

The charges brought forth by the International Cricket Council (ICC) are linked to Samuels’ involvement in the T10 league in Abu Dhabi. The tribunal’s decision underscores the seriousness of the offences, as Samuels failed to cooperate and obstructed the subsequent investigation.

Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager of HR and Integrity Unit, emphasised the significance of the ban as a strong deterrent against future misconduct. 

“Samuels played international cricket for close to two decades, during which he participated in numerous anti-corruption sessions and knew exactly what his obligations were under the Anti-Corruption Codes,” stated Marshall.

The ban, effective from November 11, 2023, holds weight even though Samuels has retired. His cricketing legacy, marred by on-field rivalries with players like Ben Stokes and Shane Warne, takes a hit with this ban. 

It serves as a reminder of the ongoing efforts to maintain the integrity of cricket and sends a clear message about the consequences of violating anti-corruption regulations in the sport.

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