Disgraced former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt may possibly face a punishment after participating in the unsanctioned Ajman All Stars T20 League that is the subject of an International Cricket Council (ICC) investigation into possible match-fixing.
The worldwide administrative cricket board's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has announced that they will now investigate the allegations and video evidence of the game.
The fourth match of the tournament, between Dubai Star and Sharjah Warriors, has attracted claims of match fixing after batsmen fell to a number of comical dismissals.
After the video went viral and lot more discussions started over it, ICC anti-corruption dept started a quick look at the issue and started the investigation.
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The Ajman Cricket Council has suspended all matches at the Ajman Oval. 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.
Upon hearing of the suspicious circumstances surrounding the match, local officials moved quickly to suspend all cricketing activity at the venue, bringing the tournament to a premature end on its second day. ICC then stepped in to investigate about the case. "We have a zero tolerance policy towards corruption and are cooperating with the ICC in their ongoing investigation", he also said. "We had no option but to suspend the affiliation of Ajman Oval", Shaji Ul Mulk said, adding no further comment will be made at this stage.
'We found the Ajman Oval breaching the code a couple of times and hence we have suspended their affiliation, ' ACC secretary general Shaji Ul Mulk told ESPNcricinfo.