The six-year ban is meant to send a strong warning to other players who might be thinking of breaking anti-corruption rules
Marlon Samuels, an ex-West Indies allrounder, has received a six-year ban that will block him from all cricket activities. The International Cricket Council slapped him with this ban because he breached their anti-corruption code.
The charges are related to Samuels time in the T10 League in Abu Dhabi. The charges were laid in 2021. Samuels is a West Indies legend but he hasn’t played for the team since 2018.
In August, the ICC found him guilty of crimes related to corruption. The organization claimed that Samuels received payments, gifts, hospitality services and other benefits. They claimed that Samuels refused to disclose this transactions. Samuels actions have made the sport look bad.
The ICC said the Jamaican star concealed information and refused to co-operate with anti-corruption officials. The organization believes that Samuels deserves his punishment because he knew he was committing a crime. They claimed that Samuels participated in many anti-corruption sessions over his long career. The organization made this statement Alex Marshall, the ICC’s integrity unit manager.
Marshall said that the six-year ban is meant to send a strong warning to other players who might be thinking of breaking the rules.
The ICC previously banned Samuels in 2008 after he was found guilty of passing sensitive information to a bookmaker. This incident happened in 2007 during West Indies’ ODI series in India.
He returned into the sport in 2011 and his career moved into test cricket until 2016. In the next two years, he moved into limited-overs internationals.
In 2000, Samuels began his West Indies career at the age of 19. This was his test and ODI debuts.
He played 67 Twenty20 internationals, 207 ODIs and 71 tests. He also had a colorful international cricket career in which he tallied more than 11,000 runs. In 2012, he had his highlight moment when he recorded a 56-ball 78 in the World T20 final when WI won the title against Sri Lanka.