Afghanistan-Hong Kong T20 Match Under Spot-Fixing Scanner

The ACSU “noticed unusual betting patterns on the game” that resulted in victory for Hong Kong.

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Afghanistan players celebrate a wicket during a 2015 ICC World Cup match this March. (Photo: AP)

The ICC’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) will be investigating the World T20 qualifying match between Afghanistan and Hong Kong in Dublin.

The match in question was being played on Tuesday, and was part of the ongoing World T20 qualifiers.

The ACSU “noticed unusual betting patterns on the game” and is likely to get in touch with leading betting firms, including Betfair, in an attempt to get a clearer picture, claimed a report in ESPNcricinfo.

Chasing 161 runs for a win, Hong Kong won the match by five wickets thanks to Babar Hayat, who scored 20 off nine balls. Mohammed Nabi of Afghanistan conceded 16 runs in the last over.

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