Watch: Match-fixing? Ridiculous and laughable dismissals have ICC investigating UAE T20 clash

The vision may be a bit grainy but a Twenty20 cricket match in the United Arab Emirates didn't escape the eyes of the ICC's anti-corruption unit looking into potential match-fixing.

Even the commentators watching the Ajman All Stars league match between the Dubai Stars and Sharjah Warriors struggled to believe some of the dismissals in the match.

Chasing a straightforward target of 136 for victory, the Stars were bowled out well short of that target for just 46 runs.

Of the 10 wickets, five were stumpings and three were run outs.

"There is currently an ICC Anti-Corruption Unit investigation underway in relation to the Ajman All Stars League, held recently in Ajman, UAE," the ICC said in a statement.

"The ICC ACU works to uphold integrity in cricket and in keeping with that role, we are talking to players and officials, and will not make any further comment at this time."


Video: Black Caps not afraid of wounded Australia ahead of tri-series

The Black Caps aren't worried about a cricketing backlash from Australia, ahead of their T20 tri-series opener in Sydney this weekend. 

After going down 4-1 in the recently completed ODI series against England, Australia find themselves in a white-ball crisis, having lost their last two series.

However, the Black Caps aren't concerned about any kind of fight back, saying that they'll prepare no differently ahead of Saturday's opening match.

Speaking to media today, opener Colin Munro said that the wounded Australians were no more dangerous than usual.

"I don't think so," he said.

"Australia in Australia, it's going to be tough."

"But if we focus on what we can control out there and do what we can do best – we've been number one in the past so there's no reason why we can't get back there."

The Aussies are in a white ball slump ahead of facing NZ and England. Source: 1 NEWS


'I'll be right' – blockbusting opener Colin Munro declares himself fit and ready to face Australia

Black Caps opening batsman Colin Munro says he's fit for this weekend's opening Twenty20 International tri-series opener against Australia in Sydney.

Munro, 30, missed his side's deciding loss to Pakistan in Tauranga earlier this week with a hamstring injury, unable to help New Zealand as they fell to an 18-run loss to surrender the three match series 2-1.

However, as the team flew to Australia this afternoon, Munro confidently assured media that he'll be fit to play Saturday's series opener.

"Getting there slowly," he said.

"I'll be right for Saturday so that's the main thing."

Munro also said that he was itching to get back out on the field, frustrated at not being able to play in Pakistan series decider.

"Obviously you want to play in big games and a series decider's a big game."

"Unfortunately I wasn't there. It was hard to watch, but hopefully we can turn things around real quickly."

The Black Caps batsman missed the Pakistan series decider with a hamstring injury. Source: 1 NEWS