May 13, 2008

West Indies cricket

Ray of hope from Samuels’ guilty verdict

Peter English
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Jon Pierik writes in the Herald Sun that while the Marlon Samuels scandal is a blight on cricket, the guilty verdict is more a win than a loss.

It proves the ICC's anti-corruption unit is doing its job, despite there being few high-profile victims in recent years.

Ask any anti-corruption officer at an international match if there are investigations in progress, and most will suggest there are.

Pierik writes that while Samuels has been a failure with the bat, his greatest success may be now. “He has served as a warning to all cricketers to remain true to themselves, and their sport.”

Peter English is former Australasia editor of ESPNcricinfo

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