Rajagopal Sathish, a 40-year-old, lodged a police complaint in Bengaluru, claiming he was offered a sum of ₹40 lakh to fix matches. As per a report, Rajagopal Satish told the police he was approached by an Instagram user, who goes by the name Bunny Anand. The report further stated that Rajagopal Satish didn’t take the money.
Rajagopal Sathish has played for Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy and was also part of the IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders. He now plays for Chepauk Super Gillies in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL).
Rajagopal Satish Offered INR 40 Lakh By Bunny Anand To fix TNPL Matches
As per the report, the police believe the money was offered to fix matches in TNPL, before adding that the cricketer had also approached the cricket governing body, BCCI, in this regard.
“On January 3, a person named Bunny Anand contacted Satish on Instagram and messaged him luring to pay ₹40 lakh and told that two players have already agreed to the offer,” the complaint read.
The 41-year-old Rajagopal Sathish was part of the Chepauk Super Gillies squad that won the TNPL 2021. The former Tamil Nadu player has also been part of Mumbai Indians, Punjab Kings, and Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL. Meanwhile, a special team has been formed to catch the accused, who police are suspecting to be in Bengaluru.
Rajagopal Satish Played 34 IPL Games, The Last Of Which Came In 2016
Rajagopal Sathish has also played 41 first-class games and 57 List A games. He was also a part of the now-defunct unsanctioned Indian Cricket League. Rajagopal Sathish played 34 matches in the IPL and scored 270 runs at an average of 15.88 and a strike rate of 116.88. He last played an IPL game in the year 2016.
Chief of BCCI’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) Shabbir Khandwawala has said that Rajagopal Sathish has approached the BCCI and ICC earlier this month and now the police will investigate this matter.