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September 23rd, 2021

Former West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been charged by the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit on four counts of breaching the Emirates Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Code.

The ICC says the charges are related to the T10 tournament conducted by the England Cricket Board.

The Jamaican was involved in the 2019 edition of the tournament, when he represented the Tuskers, but did not get to play a single game.

The charges include: failing to disclose to the designated anti-corruption official, the receipt of any gift, payment, hospitality or other benefit that could bring the participant or the sport of cricket into disrepute; failing to cooperate with the investigation and obstructing the investigation by concealing information that may have been relevant to the case.

Samuels has 14 days from September 21st to respond to the charges.

The 40 year old, who announced his retirement last year, was no stranger to controversy during his career – the lowest point of which was his two-year ban after being found guilty in May 2008, of “receiving money, or benefit or other reward that could bring him or the game of cricket into disrepute”.

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