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ICC probe after video of batsmen’s absurd dismissals

  • Ajman All Stars League match shows batsmen appearing to throw their wickets
  • Compilation video showing players running themselves out went viral yesterday
  • ICC Anti-Corruption Unit manager Alex Marshall said investigation is underway

The International Cricket Council is investigating a private Twenty20 league in the United Arab Emirates after footage showing farcical dismissals went viral on social media.

A match in the Ajman All Stars League, which is not sanctioned by the Emirates Cricket Board, featured several batsmen appearing to throw their wickets in bizarre fashion.

Some could be seen apparently running themselves out or getting stumped without trying to return to the crease, even when the wicketkeeper fumbled.  

A match in the Ajman All Stars League, which is not sanctioned by the Emirates Cricket Board, featured several batsmen appearing to throw their wickets in bizarre fashion

The compilation video that went viral was posted by cricket writer Saj Sadiq on Twitter, attracting a huge response

The compilation video that went viral was posted by cricket writer Saj Sadiq on Twitter, attracting a huge response

Some could be seen apparently running themselves out or getting stumped without trying to return to the crease, even when the wicketkeeper fumbled

Some could be seen apparently running themselves out or getting stumped without trying to return to the crease, even when the wicketkeeper fumbled

The compilation video that went viral was posted by cricket writer Saj Sadiq on Twitter, attracting a huge response.  

‘There is currently an ICC Anti-Corruption Unit investigation underway in relation to the Ajman All Stars League held recently in Ajman, UAE,’ ACU general manager Alex 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.’

The Ajman Cricket Council has suspended all matches at the Ajman Oval.

The Ajman Cricket Council has suspended all matches at the Ajman Oval. Pictured: The match that went viral 

The Ajman Cricket Council has suspended all matches at the Ajman Oval. Pictured: The match that went viral 

'We found the Ajman Oval breaching the code more than once and hence we have suspended their affiliation,' ACC secretary general Shaji Ul Mulk told ESPNcricinfo

‘We found the Ajman Oval breaching the code more than once and hence we have suspended their affiliation,’ ACC secretary general Shaji Ul Mulk told ESPNcricinfo

Ul Mulk added: 'We have a zero tolerance policy towards corruption and are cooperating with the ICC in their ongoing investigation'

Ul Mulk added: ‘We have a zero tolerance policy towards corruption and are cooperating with the ICC in their ongoing investigation’

‘We found the Ajman Oval breaching the code more than once and hence we have suspended their affiliation,’ ACC secretary general Shaji Ul Mulk told ESPNcricinfo.

‘We have a zero tolerance policy towards corruption and are cooperating with the ICC in their ongoing investigation.’



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