September 22, 2021
KINGSTON, JAMAICA – The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) has been advised that charges have been levelled by the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit on former West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels.
Samuels has been charged with breaching four counts of the Emirates Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Code surrounding the T10 League in Abu Dhabi in 2019. He has been given 14 days to respond to the charges.
In September 2014, the West Indies Players’ Association introduced the Player Development & Welfare Programme. Since then, WIPA has conducted several seminars with players on a wide range of issues, including Anti-Corruption and Match-Fixing. We have further conducted joint seminars with Cricket West Indies (CWI) and have partnered with the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) to have such information accessible at any time via an online platform.
WIPA will continue to educate cricketers about pertinent issues that contribute to their personal and professional development and help to safeguard the sustainability and integrity of the sport.
We take this opportunity to again urge all West Indian cricketers to play their part in protecting the sanctity of the sport we all love.