The fixing allegation regarding Indian Premier League- IPL has come to lime light once again after three bookies were arrested by the Kanpur Police along with 40 Lacs rupees of cash. They were arrested from a hotel in Kanpur. [Read in Bangla:আইপিএলে ফের ফিক্সিংয়ের কালো ছায়া]
Kanpur Police have already interrogated three of them- Ramesh Shah, Bikash Chauhan and Ramesh Kumar. And according to their information the Kanpur Police will now also interrogate two cricketers from the Gujarat Lions. Shah had allegedly disclosed the names of two players of Gujarat Lions, with whom he was in touch, during police interrogation. He had also allegedly sent a WhatsApp message, claiming that both the players were ‘set’ and will do as asked, as per police sources.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India through a press release had informed on Thursday that the Anti Corruption Unit of the BCCI had been tracking activities of these men before they were arrested.
“The Anti-Corruption Unit of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been tracking activities of certain individuals, as a result of which, three suspects were arrested in Kanpur, on Thursday,” read the official statement from the BCCI.
“Following this operation, the Uttar Pradesh Police Crime Branch could successfully foil the alleged betting attempts of the accused,” the BCCI said.
In 2013, S Sreesanth along with domestic cricketers Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila were arrested on charges of spot-fixing by the Delhi Police. All three were playing for the Rajasthan Royals at the time.
The erstwhile BCCI president N Srinivasan’s son-in-law, Gurunath Meiyappan, the former team principal of Chennai Super Kings, was also arrested. Both franchises were banned for two years by the BCCI, while Meiyappan and Royals co-owner Raj Kundra were banned for life. The three cricketers were also banned for life.
- Maksudul HAQUE, Correspondent, bdcrictime