ICC opens anti-corruption investigations after fixers intercepted at Qatar T10 league
Event had been sanctioned by ICC before 'substantial changes' in team structures
The ICC has confirmed that it has intercepted a number of known corruptors at the Qatar T10 league and that it has opened several new investigations.
The event, which was sanctioned by the ICC 12 months ago, saw a raft of team changes in the days immediately before it started on December 7. The ICC's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) was engaged by the league's organisers, with two officials deployed in the country.
Alex Marshall, the general manager of the ICC Integrity Unit 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."
Some bookmakers had removed markets for the league midway through the competition, with no explanation provided.
The tournament's final took place on Monday, with the Falcon Hunters beating the Swift Gallopers by four wickets.
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