Regardless of making his Take a look at debut for the West Indies on the age of 33 in December, Devon Thomas could have thrown any hopes of a future worldwide profession away after allegations of match-fixing. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Only a few months after 33-year-old Antigua and Barbuda cricketer Devon Thomas made his West Indies Take a look at debut, the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) has hit the wicketkeeper with seven costs linked to fixing cricket matches.
Final week, Cricket West Indies (CWI) picked Thomas for an upcoming one-day worldwide sequence towards the United Arab Emirates, suggesting the selectors have been unaware of the ICC investigation. The West Indian cricket physique took to Twitter on Tuesday with a hyperlink to an official assertion on Martin’s costs and rapid suspension:
CWI stated it was “conscious” that the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit had introduced costs towards Thomas and that whereas it “stays agency in denouncing corruption in cricket,” it might not make any additional feedback in relation to the cricketer’s costs.
repair, contrive or affect improperly the consequence, progress, conduct or different features of matches”
CWI, nonetheless, cited the ICC’s costs as stating Thomas contrived or was concerned in an deal “to repair or try to repair, contrive or affect improperly the consequence, progress, conduct or different features of matches within the Lanka Premier League 2021.”
The ICC additionally charged Thomas underneath a number of different codes, together with failing to reveal full particulars of an method in Abu Dhabi T10 2021 and the Caribbean Premier League 2021.
All-rounder Thomas, who has performed 21 ODIs, 12 T20s, and the one Take a look at in December, has 14 days beginning Could 23, 2023 to reply to the ICC’s costs.