West Indies batter Devon Thomas suspended for alleged violations in the Lanka Premier League

Thomas, who last played for the West Indies in August 2022, was charged with seven counts of the ICC anti-corruption code. He was also listed for the upcoming ODI series against the UAE in Dubai.

In addition to the fitching charge, the governing body also charged the 33-year-old with failing to report corrupt practices in T10 Abu Dhabi and the Caribbean Premier League in 2021. Thomas has 14 days to respond to the serious charges.

The most serious charge concerns tampering with or being a party to an agreement to tamper with or attempt to tamper with, tamper with or improperly influence the outcome, course, conduct or other aspects of matches in the 2021 Lanka Premier League.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on behalf of Cricket Sri Lanka (SLC), Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and Caribbean Premier League (CPL) has charged West Indies player Devon Thomas with seven counts of the anti-corruption code and he has been suspended with immediate effect, the world governing body said in a statement.

The ICC also claims in its statement that Thomas did not cooperate with anti-corruption authorities during the investigation. Thomas, a top-order batter who also plays white-ball cricket, represented the West Indies in one Test, 21 ODIs and 12 T20s.

He took part in the only Test against Australia last December and continues to actively play first class cricket.He was also charged with failing to report to a designated anti-corruption official (without undue delay) the receipt of any gift, payment, hospitality or benefit (a) which he knew or should have known was made with intent to achieve a violation of the CPL code, or (b) could have resulted in a breach of the player or game of cricket.

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