Former West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels and controversy go hand in hand. He has once again grabbed the headlines for the wrong reason.
Samuels has been found guilty of four offences under the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) Anti-Corruption Code after a hearing by an independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal.
In September 2021, the International Cricket Council (ICC), in its capacity as the Designated Anti-Corruption Official under the ECB Code, charged Samuels of violating four counts of the anti-corruption code during a T10 league in 2019.
Samuels, 42, has been found guilty after he exercised his right to a hearing before the Tribunal.
"The Tribunal will now consider the submissions of each party before deciding on the appropriate sanction to be imposed. The decision will follow in due course," ICC said in a release.
The former top-order batter has been found guilty of breaching articles 2.4.2, 2.4.3, 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 of the Code.
The three articles deal with failure to disclose to the Anti-Corruption Official, receipt of any gift, payment, hospitality or other benefit that was made or given in circumstances that "could bring the participant or the sport of cricket into disrepute", non-cooperation with the investigation, and obstructing or delaying the investigation by "concealing information that may have been relevant…"
Samuels represented West Indies in 71 Tests, 207 ODIs and 67 T20Is. He amassed 11,134 runs and claimed 152 wickets across formats and called time on his international career in November 2020.
(With PTI Inputs)