IPL betting scam: Police probing links to Gujarat players

first_imgThe police arrested three people in Kanpur suspected of illegal betting on cricket matches, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had said on Thursday, a day after the city hosted its first IPL game of the season.On Friday, India Today sources learnt that one of the three people arrested, Nayan Shah, was the kingpin and he allegedly tampered with the Kanpur pitch at Green Park which hosted the Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils match on Wednesday.The same venue is also scheduled to host the final game of the season between defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad and the Lions on May 13.Shah was on the same floor in the hotel as the Gujarat Lions players. The police is now probing links to the Gujarat players.An ex-under 19 player is also a key suspect in the case.”The Anti Corruption Unit of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been tracking activities of certain individuals, as a result of which, three suspects were arrested,” BCCI said in a statement.”Following this operation, the Uttar Pradesh Police Crime Branch could successfully foil the alleged betting attempts of the accused.last_img

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