Highlights from Dubai Star’s loss to the Sharjah Warriors in the Ajman All Stars T20 league began circling around the web, with Dubai’s attempt to chase down a target of 136 quickly raising suspicion.
The Star were bowled out for just 46, with the majority of the wickets coming from run outs and stumpings, even despite some comical fielding and wicketkeeping.
Farcical mix-ups between batsmen were compounded by half-hearted attempts to make up their ground, and at one point the Sharjah keeper had time to fumble the ball, pick it back up and complete the stumping without the batsmen so much as turning around to attempt to find safety.
The ICC’s general manager of anti-corruption Alex Marshall confirmed the governing body would be looking into 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
“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 in a statement.
“The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit 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 video above and make your own mind up.