Marlon Samuels banned for six years for breaching ECB's Anti-corruption code

Former West Indian international cricketer Marlon Samuels has been banned for six years from all forms of cricket after an independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaching the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) Anti-Corruption Code in August earlier this year. His ban will come into effect from November 11, 2023.

Samuels was charged by the ICC (the designated body for anti-corruption under the Emirates Cricket Board’s code) in September 2021, and subsequently found guilty in August, for the following four offences:

Article 2.4.2 (by a majority decision) - Failing to disclose to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official, the 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.

Article 2.4.3 (unanimous decision)- Failing to disclose to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official receipt of hospitality with a value of US $750 or more.

Article 2.4.6 (unanimous decision) - Failing to cooperate with the Designated Anti-Corruption Official’s investigation.

Article 2.4.7 (unanimous decision) - Obstructing or delaying the Designated Anti-Corruption Official’s investigation by concealing information that may have been relevant to the investigation.