Watch: Suicidal Run-Outs, Bizarre Stumpings Prompt ICC Investigation

Updated: 31 January 2018 21:51 IST

The ICC anti-corruption chief Alex Marshall on Wednesday released a statement confirming the investigation.

Watch: Suicidal Run-Outs, Bizarre Stumpings Prompt ICC Investigation
The Dubai Stars-Sharjah Warriors T20 match witnessed some comical cricket. © Twitter

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 cricketing fraternity was shocked after footage from the match began circulating on social media.

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."

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Topics : Cricket International Cricket Council
Highlights
  • ICC said it is investigating the entire league
  • The Ajman All Stars League was shut down after just 2 days of play
  • ICC anti-corruption chief on Wednesday released a statement
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