A game in the Ajman All-Stars T20 League involving a number of suspicious run-outs between Dubai Star and Sharjah Warriors prompted an investigation by the International Cricket Council Anti-Corruption Unit (ICC ACU).
The Dubai Star team was chasing 136 but could only manage a surprising 46 runs. During the game, batsmen were mistiming their runs therefore getting easily stumped by wicket keepers. The batters would also charge at the bowler after missing a ball leaving the crease wide open, the Sun reported.
The match even caught the attention of Nick Cummins, the CEO of Cricket Tasmania, who tweeted about it.
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
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.— Nick Cummins (@CricketTasCEO) January 30, 2018
The ICC ACU are investigating claims saying that the match was fixed and corrupted after a video of the match went viral.
“We consider there to be strong evidence to indicate this was a corrupt event and damaging to the wider reputation of cricket and as such will continue the investigation,” the newspaper reported ICC ACU General Manager Alex Marshall as saying.
All matches at the Ajman Oval stadium where the match took place were suspended by the Ajman Cricket Council.