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Samuels charged under ICC anti-corruption code

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DUBAI – Retired West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels was charged on Wednesday with breaching the anti-corruption code of the International Cricket Council.

The ICC said in a media statement that it charged Samuels, on behalf of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), with breaching four counts of the anti-corruption code for participants in a Ten10 league the Board hosted.

The alleged offences include failing to disclose the receipt of any gift, payment, hospitality, or other benefit that was made or given in circumstances that could bring the participant or the sport of cricket into disrepute; failing to disclose receipt of any gifts and hospitality worth $750; failing to cooperate with the anti-corruption investigation; and obstructing or delaying the investigation by concealing information.

Samuels, 40, was given 14 days from September 21 to respond to the charges, the ICC statement said.

Cricket West Indies (CWI), the governing body for the sport in the Caribbean, said in a separate statement that it had been made aware of the charges.

“While CWI has yet to receive detailed information relating to this ICC investigation, CWI remains firm in denouncing any such activities within the sport, and fully supports the ICC anti-corruption unit in their efforts to rid the sport of all corruption,” CWI said in a statement.

CWI said the charges related to Samuels’ involvement in a T10 league staged two years ago in Abu Dhabi.

Samuels represented the Karnataka Tuskers, but he did not play a single match.

(CMC)

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