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Former West Indies cricketer Samuels charged with corruption

West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels retired last year. Source: Indian Express.

DUBAI: Former West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels, who played international cricket between 2000 to 2018, has been charged under the ICC anti-corruption code.

Samuels was charged by the ICC on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) for breaching four codes of their Anti-Corruption code for participants of the T10 League.

The charges relate to the T10 tournament conducted by the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the ICC said in a statement.

The alleged offences include failing to disclose receipts of any gifts and hospitality worth $750, failing to cooperate with the anti-corruption investigation and concealing information. Samuels will be given 14 days to respond to the charges, the statement added.

Samuels was handed a two-year ban by the ICC in 2008 for “receiving money, or benefit or other reward that could bring him or the game of cricket into disrepute”.

The 40-year-old retired last year after playing 71 tests, 207 one-day internationals and 67 Twenty-20 internationals since his West Indies debut in 2000. He scored over 11,000 international runs, including 11 centuries, and picked up 152 wickets during his international career.