WATCH: ICC investigate 'suspicious' match

2018-01-31 13:01
Cricket bat (File)

Cape Town - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed it will investigate a "suspicious" match which took place in the T20 Ajman All-Stars League in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

According to Fox Sports, the Dubai Stars were chasing a modest target of 136 against the Sharjah Warriors, but could only muster 46 as batsmen fell in a series of farcical dismissals.

The Ajman All-Stars League is not sanctioned by the UAE Cricket Board and the league was shut down after just two days of competition.

"There is currently an ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) investigation underway in relation to the Ajman All Stars League held recently in Ajman, UAE," said Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager - Anti-Corruption, 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."

Footage of the match went viral on Twitter with several international cricketers, both past and present, reacting to the shocking video:

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