The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption unit has launched an investigation into the United Arab Emirates’ Ajman All Stars League after suspicious video clips from a match went viral.
The league, privately sanctioned by the UAE Cricket Board, was shut down after just two days as UAE officials blocked any further cricket action at the Ajman Oval.
The Dubai Stars-Sharjah Warriors T20 match witnessed shocking scenes, which included suicidal run-outs and bizarre stumpings. Set 136 to win, the Warriors were bundled out for 46 with most batsmen either being stumped or run out.
The ICC anti-corruption chief Alex Marshall on Wednesday released a statement confirming the investigation.
“There is currently an ICC Anti-Corruption Unit investigation underway in relation to the Ajman All Stars League held recently in Ajman, UAE,” Marshall said.
“The ICC ACU works to uphold integrity in cricket, and in keeping with that role we are talking to players and officials and will not make any further comment at this time.”
Watch the Highlight of the match :
The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit is investigating a match from the Ajman All Stars League recently played in the UAE
Here’s some match footage 😳pic.twitter.com/azU1Cr86e0
— The Cricket Paper (@TheCricketPaper) January 30, 2018