We have almost completed a week in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. In the very few days, we have already witnessed some high voltage games.
From the very first match till yesterday’s clash, most of the games have been contested evenly. Several youngsters have performed brilliantly in the tournament so far and have outclassed the more experienced campaigners.
Meanwhile, there is no denying the fact that with the start of IPL, the betting syndicates have also risen to the occasion. Several cases of betting and gambling had emerged in the last few days.
It was not many days before that the Dhanbad Police arrested five people in Rajasthan. Reports have claimed the people were engaged in the betting syndicate.
The management must take strict actions against the accused and said that the higher authorities must ensure it did not happen in the future again.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Law and Order, Mukesh Kumar was quoted as saying by the reporters based on the whereabouts of a bookie near the Dimond Crossing near Dhanbad Railway Station.
It was after a raid conducted by police that arrested him in the end. Police recovered Rs 11,500, a mobile phone and several papers connected with gambling. Meanwhile, a search operation is being conducted to get hold of the syndicate.
Meanwhile, it is pretty much necessary for the security personnel to keep their eyes open all the time and ensure those kinds of people don’t bring down the reputation of the game and such a prestigious tournament.
It is a very difficult process to stop betting altogether, but surely a tournament like IPL cannot be used as a platform to make illegal money.
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad are currently at the top of the ladder. Both teams have won their opening two encounters. Hyderabad is slightly ahead with a better net run rate. The most successful team in the tournament Mumbai Indians haven’t got a win under their belt yet. It has been the same case for the Delhi Daredevils.
The two teams lock horns today and will look to get their campaign back on track.