Indian cricketer approached for match-fixing: Reports
Cricket is a gentleman’s game but on the dark side, infamous spot-fixing happens behind the scenes which are deemed contrary to the spirit of the game. Very recently, a member of the Indian women’s cricket team was allegedly approached to fix games ahead of the limited-overs home series against England in February.
Ajit Singh Shekhawat, who is the head of BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit, confirmed the news that the unit lodged an FIR against 2 individuals regarding the matter.
Throughout the last 2 decades, men’s cricket has been through some disgraceful moments with match-fixing scandals surfacing for all the globe to see.
Even the famous cricketers have had to live the rest of their lives with a dark stain of shame. But an allegation of the same thing in women’s cricket is surely an unexpected one.
The alleged incident, which happened earlier this year, prompted the ACU to register an FIR against 2 individuals on Monday. ACU chief Shekhawat had also confirmed that the International Cricket Council (ICC) has launched a probe into the matter.
“She is India cricketer and an international cricketer so the ICC conducted an inquiry into it. The ICC warned the person who made the approach and informed us and acknowledged that the cricketer has done the right thing by reporting the approach,” Shekhawat was quoted as saying by the news agency PTI.
In the latest development, ACU’s first-information report (FIR) has been registered with the Bengaluru police against Rakesh Bafna and Jitendra Kothari.