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.


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.