Windies Player Suspended After Being Charged With Match-Fixing2 min read
The 33-year-old Antiguan’s suspension has forced West Indies to rejig the team that will compete in the One-Day Internationals (ODIs)
West Indies player Devon Thomas has been suspended from competing after he was charged the International Cricket Council. He has been accused of being involved in corrupt activities. The ICC has seven charges against him.
Thomas is the West Indies and Leeward Islands Hurricanes wicketkeeper-batsman. The seven charges are related to him playing in the Caribbean Premier League, Abu Dhabi Ten10, Lanka Premier League in 2021. He has been accused of match fixing as well as blocking investigations by tampering and concealing evidence.
The ICC disclosed this information on their website. the ICC has accused Thomas of refusing to disclose the shady deals that happened in CPL 2021, Abu Dhabi T10 2021, and the Lanka Premier League 2021.
The 33-year-old Antiguan’s suspension has forced West Indies to rejig the team that will compete in the One-Day Internationals (ODIs). WI will face off against the United Arab Emirates in June.
Thomas has been given 14 days to respond to the charges. The West Indies management is set to announce a replacement soon. The 15-member squad is preparing for their tour of the UAE.
CWI has released a statement saying that they support the ICC’s ACU disciplinary commission. WI emphasized that it’s important to maintain the integrity of the sport. CWI said that it will continue educating officials and players about the dangers of corruption in sports.
Thomas last game for WI came in December against Australia at Adelaide. In addition to this, he has also played 21 ODIs – the last of which was against hosts Australia a decade ago in Melbourne – and 12 Twenty20 Internationals.