Ronnie Flanagan, head of the ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit © AFP
Ronnie Flanagan, head of the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit © AFP

ICC launched an investigation into a private cricket league in Ajman over ‘irregular activities’. The committee has assigned its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) to look into the matter.

All-Time Ajman League was called off on day two. Reports say that the local cricket authorities refused them to further use the venue Ajman Oval, which was later suspended with immediate effect.

Given the tournament is private, it does not come under ICC or Emirates Cricket Board (ECB). However, the incidence came to the fore when the following video went viral.

Alex Marshall, the ICC general manager, Anti-Corruption, said in a statement: “There is currently an ICC Anti-Corruption Unit investigation underway in relation to the Ajman All Stars League held recently in Ajman, 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”