Will Dhoni and Kohli ever fix matches, BCCI’s ACU chief replies
The most recent reported approaches of spot-fixing scandals in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), Karnataka Premier League (KPL) and women’s cricket has once again shed light to the shameful concept in the bat-ball game.
Speaking in an interview with news agency IANS, BCCI’s Anti-Corruption chief Ajit Singh narrated how bookies are targeting smaller leagues.
“Look, the thing is, it is getting difficult for them and so they have to find different ways and means as they can’t carry on their business in traditional cricket. This has seen them organize leagues outside.
We keep feeding ICC the informations we get and they scuttled some of the tournaments like the Afghan Premier League was held only for one edition.
“The challenge before us is that majority of the corrupters are of Indian origin and they have started going out, which in turn shows that they are feeling the pressure in India and moving out which is a success for BCCI,” Singh was quoted as saying.
Ajit Singh also added that the not so popular players are the ones who usually get approached. Moreover, he said popular names like Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni don’t get involved in these infamous activities.
“Even if you are talking just in financial terms, do you think they will get involved — both in terms of the endorsement that they get because of their reputation and star power, as also the other benefits that they get,” Singh added.