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DUBAI: International Cricket Council (ICC) has confirmed on Tuesday that it has launched an investigation into the Qatar T10 league which was sanctioned a year ago.
The ICC’s Anti-corruption unit was working with the organizers to monitor the league since its inception. A flurry of changes before the competition has caught the attention of the sport’s governing body.
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The ICC sanctioned this event 12 months ago based on the sound information provided by the organizers. The ICC integrity unit General manager Alex Marshall said in a statement issued on Tuesday night.
“However, substantial changes to both team ownership and the organizers just days prior to the event getting underway rang alarm bells for us, and we applied additional investigative resources on the ground to address our concerns.
As a result, we have intercepted a number of known corruptors both in Qatar and globally, and disrupted planned corrupt activity at the event.”
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He added that the apprehension of the suspects has led to further investigations to ensure the sport is rid of corruption.
The tournament had ended with Falcon Hunters beating the Swift Gallopers in the final by four wickets.