WIndies cricketer Thomas charged with match-fixing
May 23, 2023 / 9:52 pm
West Indies batter Devon Thomas, who played a Test match against Australia in December, has been charged with match-fixing by the International Cricket Council and provisionally banned from playing.
The ICC laid seven charges against Thomas relating to attempting to fix the outcome of games and obstructing investigations by concealing, tampering with or destroying evidence.
Four of the charges relate to matches in the Lanka Premier League Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka in 2021. Two relate to matches in the Caribbean Premier League T20 competition in the same year. One relates to matches in the T10 Cricket League in United Arab Emirates, also in 2021.
The 33-year-old Thomas has 14 days to respond to the charges, the Dubai-based ICC said on Tuesday.
Thomas’s only test appearance came against Australia in December at Adelaide. He made 19 and 12 as Australia won by 419 runs. He did not play in subsequent Tests in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Thomas has played 21 one-day internationals, although his last came 10 years ago. He has played in 12 T20 games for West Indies between 2009 and 2022.
Devon Thomas of the West Indies has been charged with match-fixing by the ICC. (Matt Turner/AAP PHOTOS)
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