Videos from a private T20 league in the UAE have surfaced on social media and they reek of match fixing through and through.
The ICC has launched an investigation into the league, although it did not sanction it in the first place.
The Ajman T-20 all-stars league was a 3 day tournament, comprising of 5 matches between the participating teams.
However, the tournament was neither sanctioned by the Emirates Cricket Board nor the ICC.
But ICC has renewed interest in the tournament, after videos of batsman getting out in suspicious ways went viral across social media last night.
In the video, you can see batsman running past balls, getting stumped and batsman getting run-out in the most clumsy fashion you’ll ever see.
Check out the video:
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
The ICC anti-corruption unit has now taken interest into the entire event and have now launched an investigation, as confirmed by ACU General manager Alex Marshall.
“There is currently an ICC Anti-Corruption Unit investigation underway in relation to the Ajman All Stars League held recently in Ajman, UAE,” said Marshall.
“The 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.” he added.
The tournament was abandoned after the first day. The secretary of the Ajman Cricket Council was unaware of the existence of the tournament before it started.
“The tournament wasn’t approved and we only came to know about the activity on day two,” Shaji Ul Mulk said.
“There are procedures and when my staff asked them to go by the rule book, they dispersed and never came back again. Meanwhile, we found the Ajman Oval breaching the code more than once and hence we have suspended their affiliation.
“We have a zero tolerance policy towards corruption and are cooperating with the ICC in their ongoing investigation.” he added.
A lot of former unnamed international players were also part of the tournament.