Match fixing in Ajman All Stars League, Shame for the cricket fraternity

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 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.

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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.”

The other cricketers also reacted towards the situation.

“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.”




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