Legendary West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels found guilty of four anti-corruption offences

Former West Indies cricket star Marlon Samuels has been pronounced guilty of multiple offences under the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) Anti-Corruption Code. Initiated by charges brought forth by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on behalf of the ECB in 2021, Samuels’ conviction follows his decision to undergo a hearing before an independent anti-corruption tribunal.

The charges include failure to disclose receipt of a gift/payment, non-disclosure of hospitality worth USD 750 or more, obstruction of investigation, and lack of cooperation. These allegations have the potential to mar both his personal reputation and cricket’s integrity.

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The tribunal will determine the sanctions after assessing submissions from both parties. This verdict spotlights the imperative of anti-corruption measures in upholding cricket’s ethical standards and integrity, while underscoring the universal application of these principles across all levels of the sport.