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ICC starts investigation into suspicious UAE cricket league after video showing comical run-outs & stumpings goes viral
A private T20 cricket league that was being played in Ajman, UAE, has now come under the scanner of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) after a bizzare footage of some ridiculous dismissals during a league match emerged on social media.

As per the report, during a match of the T20 tournament named 'Ajman All Stars League', several batsmen appeared to be deliberately throwing away their wickets in a bizarre manner, either by running themselves out or getting stumped without even trying to return to the safety of the crease. The league was being played at UAE's popular cricket ground - 'Ajman Oval'.

The tournament involved many players from South Asian countries, including a few former international cricketers as well.

"There is currently an ICC Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) investigation underway in relation to the Ajman All Stars League held recently in Ajman, UAE," ACU general manager Alex Marshall said in a statement.

"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," he added.

The Ajman Cricket Council (ACC) also made it clear that all cricket matches have been suspended at the Ajman Oval by the governing body of local authorities.

The league, which had been privately sanctioned by the UAE Cricket Board was shut down just after two days with the intervention of UAE officials.

The shocking footage available of the T20 match between the Dubai Stars and Sharjah Warriors shows the Warriors being bundled out for 46 while chasing a reasonably moderate target of 136, with most batsmen either getting stumped or run out.

"... we found the Ajman Oval breaching the code more than once and hence we have suspended their affiliation," ACC secretary general Shaji Ul Mulk was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

"We have a zero tolerance policy towards corruption and are cooperating with the ICC in their ongoing investigation," Mulk added.

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