Marlon Samuels, a once-prominent figure in West Indies cricket, has been handed a six-year ban from all forms of the sport due to breaches of an anticorruption code, as announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The charges stem from his participation in a T10 league in the United Arab Emirates back in 2019, leading to four violations of the Emirates Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Code.
Despite having retired from cricket since the incidents occurred, the 42-year-old Samuels faced consequences for his actions during the T10 league. Alex Marshall, the General Manager of the ICC, emphasized that the six-year ban serves as a robust deterrent against future rule-breaking by participants.
A key player in West Indies’ T20 World Cup victories in 2012 and 2016, Samuels had an illustrious career spanning nearly two decades, featuring 71 Tests, 207 one-day internationals, and 67 T20 matches between 2000 and 2018. The charges against him included a failure to disclose gifts, payments, or hospitality that could tarnish the reputation of either the participant or the sport of cricket.
The ban, effective since November 11, has stirred discussions about the responsibility of players in up