After videos of dodgy batting created a storm across the cricketing circles, ICC on Wednesday announced that it will investigate the allegations and video evidence of match-fixing in the United Arab Emirate’s All-Time Ajman league. The videos show players throwing wickets in a ridiculous manner. Furthermore, five Pakistani players currently being probed along with who have been suspected in the fixing scandal.
Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager – Anti-Corruption, released a statement saying,
“There is currently an ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) investigation underway in relation to the Ajman All Stars League held recently in Ajman, UAE. 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.
Videos of the match did not take long to cause an uproar on social media. England Test legend Michael Vaughan took to Twitter and wrote that the entire turn of events was “unbelievable”
Former Australian cricket Damien Martyn responded to the post of the Australian cricket and wrote, “Nothing to see here, just a series of perfectly normal run outs and stumpings you'd see in any game of cricket.” He added, “My favourite is the run out at 0:35 - the batsman did his very best to get run out but the fielder just refused to cooperate.”