Comical dismissals in a UAE Ajman All Stars T20 cricket match overnight have prompted an ICC investigating into alleged match fixing.
The suspect fixture was held in the four-team, private tournament between Dubai Star and Sharjah Warriors. The match consisted of some outrageous-appearing wickets, with Dubai Star managing only 46 runs chasing a target of 136.
From 10 wickets, 5 were stumpings and 3 runouts, including a diamond duck (a run out before facing a delivery).
Match footage emerged, to the public condemnation from many on social media.
The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit is investigating a match from the Ajman All Stars League recently played in the UAE— The Cricket Paper (@TheCricketPaper) January 30, 2018
Here’s some match footage pic.twitter.com/azU1Cr86e0
General Manager of the ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit, Alex Marshall, said in a statement that "there is currently an ICC Anti-Corrupton Unit investigation underway in relation to the Ajman All Stars League held recently in the UAE."
"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."