West Indies World Cup winning player banned for 6 years

Taking a big step, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned former West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels for 6 years. This ban has been imposed on Samuels due to violation of the Anti Corruption Code. ICC has given this information through its official website. This ban on Samuels will come into effect from 11 November 2023. Now after this ban imposed by ICC, Samuels will not be able to play any kind of cricket for 6 years.

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Marlon Samuels has been found guilty of breaking the rules related to the Anti-Corruption Code of the Emirates Cricket Board. Alex Marshan, head of ICC’s HR and Integrity Unit, announced the ban on Samuels. He told that Samuels has played international cricket for almost two decades. During this period, he had participated in anti-corruption sessions several times. He knew what responsibility lies with anti-corruption. Although he is retired now, he was still playing when these allegations were made against him.

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According to the allegation, Samuels had broken the rules related to corruption in 2019 during the Abu Dhabi T10 League. In view of this, ICC has imposed four sections on him. This is not the first time that Samuels has been found guilty in a corruption case. Even before this, in the year 2008, he was accused of taking money. At that time too he was found guilty and a two-year ban was imposed on him.

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Apart from this, in the year 2015, he was banned for one year due to his bowling action. This time Samuels has been found guilty of violating sections 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 of the Emirates Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Code. After being found guilty, no statement has come out from Samuels’ side yet.

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It is noteworthy that Marlon Samuels has been a part of the T20 World Cup winning team for West Indies in 2012 and 2016. In both these finals, he scored the most runs for West Indies.

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