IPL Match Fixing Revelations

Published 04/10/2015, 11:11 AM EDT


A Rajasthan Royals player informed the BCCI’s anti-corruption team last month that he was approached by a Ranji teammate with an offer of money if he decided a pre-decided pattern of play, media reports said.

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The Indian Express reported that the Mumbai based RR player didn’t accept the offer from the cricketer, who is not a part of the ongoing IPL and instead informed a senior franchise official who reported the incident to Anti-Corruption & Security Unit (ACSU).

The revelations have come up just a day before Rajasthan Royals plays its first match against Kings XI Punjab in this IPL season.

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BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur tweeted that a player was approached and he immediately intimated BCCI’s anti-corruption unit.

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BCCI has now confirmed the report, and are setting up an inquiry for the same. “Let me go through the reports. There’s no question of sitting idle on it. We will initiate an inquiry and guilty will be punished. Operation clean-up tops my agenda,” BCCI President Dalmiya told The Indian Express. He also praised the player for his truthfulness to come forward and to inform about this.

Rajasthan Royals and match fixing has a 2 years long relationship which started with three of their players including S Sreesanth being arrested for Spot Fixing.

Delhi Police, who investigated the case, alleged that Amit Singh, a former RR player, had acted as a middle man between bookies and players, and also Jiju Janardhanan, a close friend of Sreesanth.

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Edited by Shivang Aggarwal

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