James Sutherland  © AFP
James Sutherland © AFP

Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland expressed his concern about match-fixing scandals happening during domestic leagues all around the world. He is anyhow pleased to know that ICC are stepping up and investigating this issue.

It was during the Ajmal league in UAE last week when video footage of a match went viral. A team chasing 136 were all-out for 46 as most of the batsmen came out of their crease and showed very little effort to get back as they were eventually stumped.

The tournament was called off after this incident as the authorities refused the allowance of the ground for further use.  ICC then stepped in to investigate about the case.

Sutherland while speaking to SEN’s Whateley on Wednesday expressed his views on the same.

“I think there’s risk around some of these domestic leagues — you’ve just mentioned one that I would’ve thought, at best, is a third tier league in an associate member country of the ICC,” Sutherland said.

“I’m always pleased to hear the ICC stepping in and taking action. That’s a strong message.”