Cricket world has gone bizarre over a comical match played in a private league played at UAE.
Ajman All Stars League a private cricket league authorized by UAE cricket board was immediately closed after two days of its commencement.
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 reason behind the shutdown of the league was that the International Cricket Council anti-corruption unit decided to investigate United Arab Emirates Ajman All Stars League after shocking video footage from the match went viral on the social media platform.
Moreover, the video clips show the horrible actions of the batsmen in the 4th match of the tournament. The match was played between Sharjah warriors and Dubai Stars on 24th January 2018.
In 20 overs Sharjah Warriors had put a total of around 136 runs while Dubai Stars looked in a hurry to complete match and handed an easy victory to their opponents after bundled out at mere 46 runs.
While the players were giving away their wickets cheaply as the whole match had around 3 run-outs and five stampings. The dismissals were shocking and unexpected.
The officials of UAE decided to withhold any other further league matches at Ajman Oval.
Cricket fraternity expressed their disappointments after watching the video clips.
Michael Vaughan tweeted, “This is unbelievable.”
This is unbelievable…….. https://t.co/pojcPZaiak
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 30, 2018
The other cricketers also reacted towards the situation.
Oh dear! https://t.co/4uYsaqNn9N
— Brendan Taylor (@BrendanTaylor86) January 30, 2018
FFS! ? https://t.co/qVl2L7wIt8
— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) January 31, 2018
— Alex Tudor (@alextudorcoach) January 30, 2018
Nothing to see here, just a series of perfectly normal run outs and stumpings you'd see in any game of cricket…. https://t.co/sjSmvk54ui
— Nick Cummins (@CricketTasCEO) January 30, 2018
Sickening to watch this…. https://t.co/984CazkhMV
— Paul Newman (@Paul_NewmanDM) January 30, 2018
“There is currently an ICC Anti-Corruption Unit investigation underway in relation to the Ajman All-Stars League held recently in the UAE,” said Alex Marshall, the manager of the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit
Furthermore, he added, “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.”