Who is Marlon Samuels?
Marlon Samuels is a former Jamaican cricketer who gained recognition for his contributions to the West Indies cricket team. Born on January 5, 1981, in Kingston, Jamaica, Samuels is known for his stylish right-handed batting and occasional off-spin bowling. He made his international debut in 2000 and went on to have a prolific career, showcasing his batting prowess in both Test and limited-overs formats. Samuels played a crucial role in the West Indies’ victories in the ICC World T20 in 2012 and 2016.
Marlon Samuels has been banned for six years under the anti-corruption code
Marlon Samuels, a former West Indies cricket player, has been banned from playing cricket for six years. This happened because an independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaking the rules set by the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) to prevent corruption in the sport.
He was charged in September 2021 by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for not telling the Anti-Corruption officials about receiving gifts, money, or other benefits that could make cricket look bad. The tribunal found him guilty of four offenses, like not disclosing gifts and not cooperating with the investigation.
The ban started on November 11, 2023. The ICC’s General Manager, Alex Marshall, mentioned that Samuels had been playing cricket for almost 20 years and was well aware of the rules against corruption. Despite that, he didn’t follow them, leading to this ban.
Official tweet from the ICC regarding the ban on Marlon Samuels
The former West Indies player with more than 300 international appearances has had his ban confirmed by the ICC.— ICC (@ICC) November 23, 2023
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