The International Cricket Council has imposed a six-year suspension on Marlon Samuels following a guilty verdict from the Independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal, citing violations of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) Anti-Corruption Code.
The former West Indies player was charged by the ICC on four counts in September 2021, and was guilty by the Tribunal in August this year. The ban started from November 11, 2023.
The allegations stem from Marlon Samuels’ involvement in the 2019 Abu Dhabi T10, where he was part of Karnataka Tuskers without playing.
In a press release, the ICC revealed that he was found guilty for four offences. The release said:
“Samuels, who was charged by the ICC (in its capacity as the Designated Anti-Corruption Official under the ECB Code) in September 2021, was found guilty by the Tribunal in August this year of the following four offences.”
Samuels announced his retirement in November 2020. He scored over 11000 runs across all formats in international cricket. In May 2008 too, he was banned for two years after being found guilty for another offence.