The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged West Indies cricketer Devon Thomas with seven counts under the Anti-Corruption codes.
The 33-year-old has been provisionally suspended on behalf of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
In detail, the charges relate to ‘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,’ the organisation underlined.
He has also been charged under several other codes, including: 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.
Another example of one of his violations is of Article 2.4.6 of the SLC Code, which is 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.
The last of the seven codes he broke is Article 2.4.2, which is failing to disclose to the Designated Anti-Corruption Official (without unnecessary delay) the receipt of any gift, payment, hospitality or benefit that he either knew or should have known was made in order to procure a breach of the CPL Code, or was aware that it could have brought the player or the game of cricket into disrepute.
The wicketkeeper last played in December last year when he made his Test debut in Adelaide against Australia. Overall, he has played 21 ODIs, 12 T20Is and the one Test match.
The governing body has asserted that Thomas has 14 days from 23 May 2023 to respond to these charges made against him.
Last month, reports revealed that the global cricket governing body had lifted its ban on gambling sports sponsorships during test matches and one day internationals (ODIs).
Betting brands, however, are still to be prohibited from kits during major ICC events such as the World Cup and T20 World Cup and World Test Championship final.