West Indies star facing corruption charges

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Former West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels has been charged with breaching 4 counts of the ICC’s anti-corruption codification portion playing successful a limited-overs contention successful the United Arab Emirates.

The charges against Samuels, who hasn’t played for West Indies since 2018, subordinate to the T10 League successful Abu Dhabi, the International Cricket Council said, without giving immoderate dates.

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Samuels is said to person failed to disclose “the receipt of immoderate gift, payment, hospitality oregon different benefit” that could bring him into disrepute arsenic good arsenic the receipt of hospitality worthy $750 oregon more.

The ICC besides said Samuels failed to co-operate with an anti-corruption authoritative and concealed accusation that whitethorn person been applicable to the investigation.

Former West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels. (Getty)

Samuels has 14 days to respond to the charge.

In 2008, Samuels — a big-hitting right-handed batter — received a two-year prohibition from the ICC aft being caught connected portion passing connected match-related accusation to an Indian bookmaker during West Indies’ ODI bid successful India.

Samuels made his trial and ODI debuts for West Indies successful 2000 arsenic a 19-year-old. He played 71 tests, 207 ODIs and 67 Twenty20 internationals, his item being a 56-ball 78 successful the World T20 last against Sri Lanka successful 2012 to assistance the Windies triumph the title.

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