Former West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels has been found guilty under the Emirates Cricket Board Anti-Corruption Code after an independent anti-corruption hearing. In fact, in September 2021, the ICC gave this Caribbean player 14 days to respond after the allegation. But now Marlon Samuels has been convicted after almost three years in the case. Marlon Samuels was found guilty under Articles 2.4.4, 2.4.3, 2.4.6 and 2.4.7.
According to media reports, Marlon Samuels has been found guilty of receiving gifts, payments or gratuities of any kind. In addition, Marlon Samuels was convicted in four ICC cases.
Article 2.4.2 – Not to disclose to the relevant Anti-Corruption Officer any information about gifts, money or other benefits that may be given in circumstances that bring the reputation of the Game into disrepute
Article 2.4.3 – Includes non-reporting of hospitality valued at less than US$750.
Article 2.4.6 – Failure to Cooperate with the Investigation of the Designated Anti-Corruption Officer.
Article 2.4.7 – Includes the refusal to provide such information to the investigation as is relevant to the investigation.
However, this isn’t the first time this Caribbean player has run into trouble. This player was banned for two years in 2008. In fact, in 2008, Samuels was found guilty of profitably receiving the remainder of the award.
Samuels had retired from cricket in 2020. If we look at this player’s international career, he made 207 ODIs and 67 T20 appearances for the West Indies alongside 71 Test matches. Samuels hit 11,134 runs in international games. At the same time, this player scored 152 wickets at bowling.