Anti-Corruption Code Breach: Former West Indies Cricketer Gets 6-Year Ban

Marlon Samuels, a former West Indies cricketer, has been banned from participating across all cricket formats for six years, effective November 11, 2023, for breaching the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) Anti-Corruption Code. The International Cricket Council (ICC), which is the Designated Anti-Corruption Official under the said Code, confirmed the Ban in a press release dated November 23, 2023.

Back in 2021, he was charged with four counts, and after a hearing was held, an Independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal, in August 2023, declared Samuels guilty of four offences under the Code relating to failure to disclose receipt of benefit, obstructing or delaying the Designated Anti-Corruption Official’s investigation, etc.

Samuels played a key role in contributing to West Indies’ victories in the T20 World Cup and helped secure trophies in 2012 and 2016, respectively.