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Former West Indies Marlon Samuels hit with long-term ban from all cricket

Former West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels has been banned from all cricket for six years after being found guilty of breaching Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) anti-corruption rules.

The ICC charged Samuels – as a designated anti-corruption official under the ECB Act – with a total of four charges in September 2021 and convicted him of the offenses in August this year

The six-year ban was confirmed by the ICC on Wednesday and will run from November 11, 2023.

The four charges Samuels was convicted of are listed as follows.

Article 2.4.2 (by majority resolution) – Failure to disclose, disclose to an elected anti-corruption officer, if any gifts, rewards, hospitality, or other benefits have been received or offered under circumstances likely to give engaged in or popularity of a sport with cricket fame.

Article 2.4.3 (Joint Decision Making)- Failure to disclose hospitality valued at US$750 or more to the designated anti-corruption officer.

Article 2.4.6 (Joint Decision Making) – The designated anti-corruption officer failed to act on the investigation.

Article 2.4.7 (Joint Decision) – To prevent or delay the investigation of the elected anti-corruption officer by withholding information relating to the investigation.

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