Taped Phone Conversation: West Indies’ Marlon Samuels Gave Team Strategy To Bookmaker

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If The Allegations Are True, The Hopes Of Many Will Be Shattered

My son is sleeping right now. I’ll have to tell him in the morning.

Damn

UPDATE #1: CBC is reporting that Samuels admitted the conversation but “didn’t know” he was talking with a bookie. (CBC link here)

Doesn’t matter if he knew or didn’t know the man was a bookie. It still looks like he betrayed his mates. Double damn.

It’s all over but the crying…

UPDATE #2: Chris Gayle Mentioned – More Trouble

From Times Now…

The latest development in the cricket  match fixing saga is the possible involvement of a second West Indian player in the case. Sources have confirmed to TIMES NOW that more than one player was involved in leaking information to bookie Mukesh Kochar.

Although no name has been mentioned yet, the needle of suspicion points to West Indian opening batsmen Chris Gayle. Gayle had reportedly stayed an extra two days in India along with Marlon Samuels to be part of a reality show on Indian television in Mumbai.

… story continues at Times Now (link here) Thanks to reader Jerome Hinds for contributing this link.

Woe, woe, woe.

Original story…

Reports: Indian police say West Indies cricketer discussed strategy with illegal bookmaker

CALCUTTA, India: Nagpur police allegedly taped phone conversations in which West Indies allrounder Marlon Samuels discussed team strategy with an illegal bookmaker during the recent limited-overs series in India.

Amitesh Kumar, deputy commissioner of police in Nagpur, where India and West Indies played the opening match on Jan. 21, said on Wednesday information on the alleged conversations between Samuels and alleged bookie Mukesh Kochchar was passed to the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption unit and to the Indian Cricket Board, according to India media reports.

… continue reading this article at The International Herald Tribune (link here)

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5 responses to “Taped Phone Conversation: West Indies’ Marlon Samuels Gave Team Strategy To Bookmaker

  1. John

    Sad.

    Hopefully it isn’t what it seems to be.

    … always figured he operated up in the clouds.

  2. Jerome Hinds

    I wonder if this report is true…..would Marlon be asked …if this was his way of saying to WIPA and WICB…..Hurry up and SETTLE…our pay talks…..!!!

    But then again……FANS….are rightly asking…where is the improved PERFORMANCE…to match demands for INCREASED….pay….!!!

    ???????….plenty questions…….!!!

  3. Groan

    Can’t tell you how vitally important this news item is.
    Dammit.. my day is ruined becoz of this.

  4. Jerome Hinds

    Hi folks,

    The smoke from this allegation seems to be FAST ascending to high….HEAVENS…..read the following link from TIMES NOW .tv…

    http://www.timesnow.tv/Second_player_involved_in_match_fixing_case/articleshow/1580721.cms

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