The Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) has reached out to Bengaluru Police, promising co-operation in probing the multi-faceted Karnataka Premier League (KPL) betting rip-off, an official stated on Saturday.
“The ICC has contacted Bengaluru Police relating to the KPL betting rip-off. We’re in co-operation with one another,” Crime Department Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kuldeep Jain, confirmed with IANS.
In 2000, ICC had established the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), which works with a number of stakeholders, together with member boards, gamers, help workers, legislation enforcement companies and betting regulators to thwart corruption within the recreation.
Alex Marshall is the Basic Supervisor of ACU, whereas Ronnie Flanagan is its Chairman.
Equally, the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has additionally contacted town police in reference to the scandal-hit native T20 event it had accredited.
“BCCI has prolonged all co-operation… They’re additionally gathering data from us and we’re on the identical strains in opposition to the KPL betting rip-off,” stated Jain.
Jain stated that BCCI officers have met the police in Bengaluru in a casual assembly.
BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit additionally wrote to town police promising co-operation, Jain stated.
In accordance with Kuldeep Jain, some retired cricketers got here ahead to assist the police in nipping the betting evil within the bud.
In the meantime, Karnataka State Cricket Affiliation (KSCA) Treasurer Vinaya Mruthyunjaya stated the state cricket physique had no data of the ICC contacting the police.
“Now we have no data of ICC having contacted the police,” Mruthyunjaya informed IANS.
He didn’t make clear if officers from KSCA, a physique affiliated to the BCCI, had accompanied the BCCI officers whereas assembly the police within the metropolis, and the extent of cooperation and coordination among the many ICC, BCCI and KSCA pertaining to the KPL betting rip-off.
It’s also not identified how a lot knowledge in GB quantity has been submitted to the police, who sought full particulars of KPL groups, scorecards, video footages, cellphone numbers and different particulars linked to the event.
There’s additionally no readability if ICC or BCCI had given any particular directions to the state affiliation in reference to the KPL.
The senior police officer stated the investigation into the KPL betting rip-off was persevering with, with out confirming if any of the feminine escorts or cheer women deployed for “honeytrapping” cricketers have been recognized or arrested.
Run by the KSCA, KPL, an intra-state T20 event, has been mired in betting, honeytrapping and spot-fixing controversies.
The betting scandal led to the arrest of a string of cricketers, bookies, group house owners and others.
Began in 2008 and envisioned to be a feeder event to the cashrich BCCI-owned Indian Premier League (IPL), KPL has emerged as a number one native franchise-based league.