Marlon Samuels Faces Potential Six-Year Ban for Anti-Corruption Offenses

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Marlon Samuels Faces Potential Six-Year Ban for Anti-Corruption Offenses
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Marlon Samuels, a former West Indies cricketer, faces a six-year ban after being found guilty of violating the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) Anti-Corruption Code.

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ICC, acting as the designated Anti-Corruption Official under the ECB Code, charged Samuels with four offenses in September 2021. His guilt was determined in August this year.

The ban, confirmed by the ICC on Thursday, starts on November 11, 2023. Samuels was found guilty on several counts

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Marlon Samuels failed to disclose receiving gifts, payments, or other benefits that could bring cricket into disrepute.

Additionally, he did not reveal hospitality received, valued at more than US $750.

Samuels also neglected to cooperate with the investigation and obstructed it by concealing relevant information.

Alex Marshall, who heads the ICC HR and Integrity Unit, announced the ban, stating that Samuels, despite being retired, was involved in the offenses during his active career.

Marshall emphasized that the six-year ban should deter any participant from breaking the rules.

Over his career spanning nearly two decades, Samuels played over 300 matches for the West Indies, scoring 17 centuries.

He notably led the Caribbean team in ODIs and was the top scorer in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup finals in 2012 and 2016, aiding the West Indies in clinching both titles.

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