Once again Indian Cricket is surrounded by match-fixing news. In the last two days, three news has come of Match-fixing, two are of Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) and Karnataka Premier League (KPL) and also an Indian women’s cricketer has reported to BCCI for match-fixing.
Meanwhile, the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is probing two international cricketers in accuse of match-fixing in KPL.
Similarly, in TNPL, several cricketers were approached for match-fixing through Whatsapp messages and they were reported to BCCI.
Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) has already made a panel for the inquiry. This is now being taken seriously by the police as last month VB Chandrasekhar, an owner of the team in TNPL, committed suicide because of debts he faced in the league.
ACU was also reported for match-fixing by an international woman cricketer who claimed that two men approached him ahead of India-England home series this year. An Inquiry has been set up for the same.
While the BCCI has kept two international players under investigation for KPL, a report says, one of them has played for India in limited-overs cricket and also regularly plays in Indian Premier League (IPL) and the other has played for the country in all three formats. It is said that last year also ACU investigated two teams of KPL and it is still going.
Ajit Singh, former DGP of Rajasthan and presently the chief of BCCI’s ACU, says that the team is in talks with TNCA
As per reports in the Indian Express, BCCI’s ACU has strong evidence and a charge sheet will be filed soon
Match Fixing news has always been with the Indian Cricket. The first case came into lame light on 2000 and then in 2013 where BCCI investigated two IPL teams and they were suspended for the next two years.