Bengaluru: Police team probing KPL wrongdoings smell fixing, betting in IPL

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Nov 29: The city crime branch police who are investigating allegation of match fixing and betting related to Karnataka Premier League (KPL) matches, have got hints about the chances of match fixing and betting being prevalent even in the case of IPL tournament conducted by the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI).

The last time match fixing and betting allegations had surfaced in IPL tournament was in 2013. The police suspect that the arrested player Abrar Qazi, and some other players may have been involved with wrongdoing. The police are investigating elaborately into these allegations. A police officer who opted to remain anonymous, said that BCCI has been informed of the development and certain details have been sought from them, and that the BCCI has been cooperating with the probe.

Sources said that notice was issued to international medium pacer Abhimanyu Mithun, to present himself for questioning on the basis of information provided by arrested players and outcome of their own probe. Mithun was a member of Bijapur Bulls team in KPL tournament.

In the meantime, a sessions court here declined to uphold the bail applications moved by arrested Ranji players, C M Gautham and Abrar Qazi. An officer had earlier claimed that Qazi had taken part in KPL match fixing during match between Bangalore Blasters and Ballari Tuskers at Bengaluru on August 22 and between Ballari and Hubballi on August 31 at Mysuru.


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