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West Indies Cricketer Devon Thomas Suspended For Corruption

The ICC has suspended West Indies batter Devon Thomas under an anti-corruption code including “contriving to fix” matches. ICC has given Thomas 14 days to respond to the charges.

Thomas last played in December when he made his Test debut against Australia at Adelaide. He has played 21 one-day internationals (ODI), 12 Twenty20s and one test match. He was named in the West Indies squad for the upcoming three-ODI series against the UAE in Dubai.

Devon Thomas Suspension

The charges against 33-year-old Thomas are according to his conduct while playing in three franchise-based tournaments. These tournaments include the Lanka Premier League (LPL), the Abu Dhabi T10 and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

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On Tuesday in a statement, the ICC said Thomas had violated the anti-corruption codes at all three tournaments. The three concerned boards (SLC, ECB, CWI) have authorized the anti-corruption unit to investigate the matter . In a media statement, CWI said it would fully support the ACU investigation. It was resolute about “denouncing corruption” in cricket.

The most serious charge against Thomas is “attempting to fix a match” in the 2021 edition of the LPL. In the 2021 LPL edition he played for Kandy Warriors. Meanwhile, Thomas played just that edition of the LPL.

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Charges on Devon Thomas

Article 2.1.1 of the SLC Code

contriving or being party to an agreement to fix or attempt to fix, contrive or influence improperly the result, progress, conduct or other aspects of matches in the Lanka Premier League 2021.

Article 2.4.4 of the SLC Code

failing to disclose to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official, without unnecessary delay, full details of an approach or invitations received to engage in Corrupt Conduct in the Lanka Premier League 2021.

Article 2.4.6 of the SLC Code

failing or refusing, without compelling justification, to cooperate with the Designated Anti-Corruption Official’s investigation by failing to provide accurately and completely any information and/or documentation requested by the Designated Anti-Corruption Official.

Article 2.4.7 of the SLC Code

obstructing or delaying the Designated Anti-Corruption Official’s investigation into Corrupt Conduct, including (without limitation) concealing, tampering with or destroying any documentation or other information that may be relevant to that investigation and/or that may be evidence of or may lead to the discovery of evidence of Corrupt Conduct.

Article 2.4.4 of the ECB Code

failing to disclose to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official, without unnecessary delay, full details of an approach or invitations received to engage in Corrupt Conduct at the Abu Dhabi T10 2021.

Article 2.4.4 of the CPL Code

failing to disclose to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official, without unnecessary delay, full details of an approach or invitations received to engage in Corrupt Conduct in relation to the CPL 2021.

Article 2.4.2 of the CPL Code

failing to disclose to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official (without unnecessary delay) the receipt of any gift, payment, hospitality or benefit (a) that he knew or should have known, was made in order to procure a breach of the CPL Code, or (b) could have brought the player or the game of cricket into disrepute.

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