In an ongoing crackdown on corruption, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that a number of inquiries are being carried out ‘following the interception of a number of known corruptors at the Qatar T10 league.’ The Anti-Corruption Unit of the ICC, previously named as the designated Anti-Corruption Officer by the organisers of the Tournament, was contacted after numerous interviews.
Alex Marshall, ICC Integrity Unit General Manager said: “The ICC sanctioned this event 12 months ago based on the sound information provided by the organisers. However substantial changes to both team ownership and the organisers just days prior to the event getting underway rang alarm bells for us and we applied additional investigative resource 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. This has given rise to a number of new investigations for the ICC ACU team as we continue in our efforts to ensure cricket is a corruption free sport.”
It was also confirmed that, without offering an explanation, some bookmakers had withdrawn betting markets for the league midway through the season.