Fixing Scandal Returns to haunt the Indian Cricket



Fixing scandal returns to hang-out the Indian Cricket as a member of the India ladies’s cricket group was allegedly approached to repair matches earlier this 12 months, prompting the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit to lodge an FIR in opposition to two people on Monday, 16 September.

The alleged incident, which the participant reported to the Board’s ACU, happened in February, forward of the limited-overs residence sequence in opposition to England.

Ajit Singh Shekhawat, who heads the ACU, confirmed the event to PTI.

“She is an Indian worldwide cricketer so the ICC performed an inquiry into it. The ICC warned the one that made the method and knowledgeable us and acknowledged that the cricketer has achieved the correct factor by reporting the method,” Shekhawat mentioned.

The ACU has registered a first-information report (FIR) with the Bengaluru police in opposition to two people, Rakesh Bafna and Jitendra Kothari, for the alleged method.

“We adopted that inquiry and it was rather more than that. If we let that particular person off with a warning it doesn’t make any distinction in any respect.

“… So we went into his different hyperlinks and linked the dots and we gave it to the police as a result of now we have no jurisdiction over them. We now have jurisdiction solely over individuals. So they will examine it,” Shekhawat added.

The case has been registered below 4 sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) together with Part 420, which pertains to dishonest.

The participant is claimed to have additionally recorded the dialog she had with one of many accused over the phone.

It’s learnt that the participant was approached whereas she was present process restoration periods on the Nationwide Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru, with Kothari, who launched her to Bafna, claiming to be a sports activities supervisor.

Now, The Indian cricket board has launched investigations into suspected match fixers who approached a member of the ladies’s nationwide group and gamers in a regional Twenty20 league, its anti-corruption head mentioned on Tuesday.

In one other incident, a number of gamers on this 12 months’s Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) had been approached by suspected fixers.

“We’re looking for out what their goal was. They tried to contact by social media. The second these gamers realised one thing was mistaken, they lower out the approaches and reported to us,” Singh mentioned. “I take into account it a hit of our training programme that in each instances, the gamers did the correct factor by reporting the approaches.

Indian Premier League (IPL), BCCI’s showpiece Twenty20 competitors, was blighted by unlawful betting with former India pacer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth handed a ban following a spot-fixing scandal in 2013.

The Chennai and Rajasthan franchises had been additionally subsequently suspended from the IPL for 2 years after key officers from each groups had been discovered responsible of unlawful betting.

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