West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels, a fierce rival of Ben Stokes, has been hit with a six-year ban from the sport. An independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal found him guilty of breaching corruption rules.
Stellar Career Cut Short
The 40-year-old cricket icon has had an illustrious career, playing 71 Tests and 274-limited-overs internationals for his country. He made his mark with standout performances in the 2012 and 2016 T20 World Cups.
Charges and Accusations
Samuels was charged with failing to disclose the receipt of payment, gifts, or other benefits that could bring the sport of cricket into disrepute. Additionally, he neglected to disclose hospitality worth over £550.
Trouble in the T10 League
The charges were brought by the International Cricket Board (ICB) on behalf of the regional authority, specifically relating to Samuels' involvement in the Abu Dhabi-based T10 league.
This is a developing story, stay tuned for updates.