Marlon Samuels’ attorneys, QC’s Churchill Neita and Delano Harrison, have indicated that they will press for a judicial review against the two-year ban imposed on their client by the West Indies Cricket Board. On May 9, a disciplinary committee deemed that Samuels had breached section C4 (clause ix) of the ICC’s Code of Conduct regulations, which involves receiving money, benefit or other reward which could bring him or the game of cricket into disrepute.
“From the outset, we wish to make it pellucidly clear that we propose to challenge the findings of the majority [3 to 1] by way of judicial enquiry, as we believe a most grave injustice has been done by their finding of our client’s liability of one of the ICC’s disciplinary offences,” the attorneys said in a statement issued yesterday.
The attorneys said that the disciplinary committee had found “no basis upon which to find that Mr. Samuels acted dishonestly or in a corrupt manner.” They were also “amazed” at the committee’s ruling, and considered the reasons given by them to be “flawed and in defiance of logics”.
The attorneys raised the following points to make a case for their client:
Concluding their statement, the attorneys said: “It is because of the foregoing why we consider that an application for judicial review stands a realistic chance of success and we, therefore, propose to pursue it actively.”
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