Friday, February 9, 2007

ICC to Send a Team to Investigate the Marlon Samuels’ Accusation of Sending Information to a Bookie

ICC will go through the West Indian batsman Marlon Samuels’ allegation of providing information regarding matches to a bookie Kochar. The police of Nagpur, India first accused Marlon Samuels based on a tapped conversation between Samuels and the bookie Kochar.

NDTV reported:

The team, mainly comprising of ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit officials, will be in Nagpur by Monday for detailed discussions with the Nagpur police, said a top BCCI source.

"We have received a communication that a team from ICC will be going to Nagpur. We are ready to cooperate in the investigations," the source said.

During their stay in Nagpur, the ACU officials will also interact with the staff of the hotel where the West Indian cricketers had put up for their ODI against India last month.

The ACU team will try to ascertain whether any other cricketer was involved in leaking information to bookies.

The team will submit its report to the ICC which would then recommend what action could be taken against the West Indian all-rounder who has been accused of leaking information on team composition to alleged bookie Mukesh Kocchar.

"The ICC then will forward the report to the West Indies Cricket Board, which will have to take action if the player is found to be guilty," the source said.

This is a good decision as they will send a team to investigate the matter which will be helpful for both ICC and Marlon Samuels. Here it is also a question that why police has specially tapped the conversation of Samuels. The mystery over the issue is roaming around the cricket world.