The International Cricket Council on Wednesday accused former West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels of violating four anti-corruption rules during the T10 league.
The game’s governing body has charged the West Indies on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), the organizer of the four – season T10 league.
“Samuels will be given 14 days to respond to the charges,” the ICC said in a statement.
The 40-year-old Samuels has played 11 Tests, 207 ODIs and 67 T20s in his international career, scoring 11,134 runs and taking 152 wickets. He retired from international cricket in November 2020.
According to the ICC, Samuels violated Articles 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 of the Code.
All three articles deal with the Anti-Corruption Officer’s failure to obtain a reward, cash, hospitality or other benefits, or a failure to “defame a participant or the game of cricket”. Co-operate with the investigation, and prevent or delay the investigation by “concealing relevant information” …
The latest edition of the T10 League took place in Abu Dhabi in January-February this year.
Samuels was part of the event in 2019 when he came to the Karnataka Tuskers led by South African star Hashim Amla.