T20 Ajman cricket tournament faces anti-corruption probe

Emirates Cricket Board confirms investigation into All Stars T20 Ajman event
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By Staff writer
Tue 30 Jan 2018 08:22 PM

The anti-corruption unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC) is investigating a recent tournament that took place in Ajman, the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) said on Tuesday.

Zayed Abbas, Emirates Cricket board member and spokesman, said in a statement published by state news agency WAM: "The Emirates Cricket Board is aware that the ICC anti-corruption unit is currently investigating the All Stars T20 Ajman, that took place in Ajman recently.

"The ECB can confirm that it did not approve the staging of this tournament, and has advised the ICC accordingly."

Shaji Ul Mulk, secretary general of Ajman Cricket Council, was also quoted as saying: "Ajman Oval has been found to be in violation of the affiliation agreement with Ajman Cricket Council and conducting disapproved cricket. We had no option but to suspend the affiliation of Ajman Oval."

No further comment will be made at this stage, the ECB statement said.

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Last Updated: Tue 30 Jan 2018 07:32 PM GST

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