Devon Thomas, 33, who has represented his country in all three formats, has been charged with breaching rules by three governing bodies. The International Cricket Council on Tuesday suspended West Indies batter Devon Thomas. He has also been named in the upcoming ODI series against the UAE in Dubai.
“The International Cricket Council (ICC), on behalf of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), has charged West Indies player Devon Thomas with seven counts under their anti-corruption codes and he has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect,” the ICC said. “Mr. Thomas has 14 days from 23 May 2023 to respond to the charges,” it also added.
“In collaboration with ICC and the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA), CWI remains committed to sensitizing and educating our players and officials on anti-corruption in sports,” it added.
Charges against batter Thomas
The charges against West Indies Cricketer Devon Thomas, who has represented West Indies in all three formats. Relate to his conduct while playing in the franchise-based Lanka Premier League. The Abu Dhabi T10 and the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He has also charged West Indies player Devon Thomas with seven counts under their anti-corruption codes. And he has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect according to ICC.
Named in West Indies squad with UAE
Thomas, has been named in the West Indies’ squad for next month’s one-day series with the UAE. “CWI (Cricket West Indies) is not directly involved in the process but remains firm in denouncing corruption in cricket, and fully supports the ICC ACU in its efforts to uphold the integrity of the sport,” the body said.
Batter Thomas last played in December when he made his Test debut against Australia at Adelaide. He has played 21 one-day internationals (ODI), 12 Twenty20s and one test match. And was named in the squad for next month’s ODI series against the United Arab Emirates.