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West Indies’ Devon Thomas provisionally suspended by ICC for corruption

The ICC has suspended West Indies batter Devon Thomas, slapping seven expenses underneath its anti-corruption code on him together with “contriving to repair” matches. Thomas, who was named within the West Indies squad for the forthcoming three-ODI sequence in opposition to the UAE in Dubai, has 14 days to reply.

The fees in opposition to 33-year-old Thomas are with regard to his conduct whereas enjoying in three franchise-based tournaments: the Lanka Premier League (LPL), the Abu Dhabi T10 and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

In a media assertion on Tuesday, the ICC mentioned Thomas had breached the anti-corruption codes in any respect three tournaments and its anti-corruption unit had been authorised by all three boards in query – Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket West Indies (CWI) – to conduct the investigation on their behalf. In a media assertion, CWI mentioned it will totally assist the ACU investigation and that it was determined about “denouncing corruption” in cricket.

Essentially the most severe cost in opposition to Thomas – of making an attempt to repair a match – is from the 2021 version of the LPL when he performed for Kandy Warriors. By the way, Thomas performed only one recreation in that version of the LPL.

General, Thomas confronted 4 expenses underneath the SLC anti-corruption code on his conduct in that event. The 4 expenses are of “contriving or being get together to an settlement to repair or try to repair, contrive or affect improperly the outcome, progress, conduct or different features of matches”, “failing to reveal […] full particulars of an strategy” to the ACU, “failing or refusing, with out compelling justification, to cooperate” in an ACU investigation, and “obstructing or delaying” the investigation by “concealing, tampering with or destroying any documentation or different data”.

Thomas additionally confronted a single cost underneath the ECB code for failing to reveal particulars of an strategy made to bask in corrupt conduct through the 2021 version of Abu Dhabi T10, when he was part of the Pune Devils group.

The remaining two expenses are from the final two editions of the CPL when he performed for St Kitts & Nevis Patriots and Barbados Royals, respectively. One of many expenses considerations, once more, failing to reveal an strategy. The second cost is about failing to report the “receipt of any present, fee, hospitality or profit (a) that he knew or ought to have recognized was made with a view to procure a breach of the CPL Code, or (b) may have introduced the participant or the sport of cricket into disrepute”.

Thomas final performed for West Indies within the day-night Adelaide Take a look at in opposition to Australia in December 2022, his solely look within the format. He has additionally turned out for West Indies in 21 ODIs and 12 T20Is since his worldwide debut in 2009.



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