Samuels faces ban on match-fixing charges

May 13th, 2008 - 12:00 am ICT by admin  

Port of Spain, May 12 (IANS) West Indies cricketer Marlon Samuels Monday was found guilty of bribery charges and could face a two-year ban from international cricket. Radio Jamaica reported that the West Indies Cricket Borad (WICB) found sufficient evidence against Samuels for allegedly passing on team information to Indian bookie Mukesh Kochar during the first one-day international between the West Indies and India in Nagpur, Jan 21,2007.

The hearing was conducted by WICB Code of Ethics and Disciplinary Committee and was chaired by former acting Chief justice of eastern Caribbean, Adrian Saunders and also had players like Courtney Walsh and Richie Richardson as members.

The cricketer was also suspended from bowling after independent analysis of his action in January revealed that his off-break and faster deliveries exceeded the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under regulations.

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