CBI books 3 persons for alleged match fixing and betting in IPL
By SMCS - May 14, 2022 4:46 pm
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The CBI has booked three suspected people, one from Delhi and two from Hyderabad, in connection with the alleged fixing of Indian Premier League (IPL) games ”based on inputs” from Pakistan, officials have said on Saturday. The central agency has also started a country-wide probe, they shared as well.

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The CBI has also received information that ”a network of individuals involved in cricket betting are influencing the outcome of Indian Premer League (IPL) matches based on inputs received from Pakistan”, the FIR allegedly shared.

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The agency has also listed one Dileep Kumar, based in Rohini, Delhi, and Gurram Vasu and Gurram Satish from Hyderabad in its FIR as per the accusation. The network which has been in the business since 2013 cheated the public by ”inducing them for betting”, the officials have also said as well.

”These bank accounts have been opened by submitting forged details such as multiple dates of birth and without due diligence done by the bank officials. ”A part of the money received from the general public in India on account of such betting activities is also being shared with their associates based in foreign countries using hawala transactions,” the FIR has alleged.

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As far as IPL 2022 is concerned, both Mumbai Indians ad Chennai Super Kings are out of the playoff race following a rather forgettable season. They are placed at the bottom of the points table as well. On the other hand, newly entrant, Gujarat Titans and Lucknow Super Giants are leading the chart with 9 and 8 wins respectively from 12 games so far and nearly sealed their place in the playoff as well. While all the other teams are still in the race, it will be interesting to see which teams qualify for the playoffs as well.