IPL 2020 | Fixing in IPL? BCCI begins investigation after player reports 'corrupt approach'
New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: In a shocking news, a player, who is taking part in the IPL 2020, has approached the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) and reported a "corrupt approach". However, the identity of the player has not been revealed because of BCCI's anti-corruption protocols.
According to a report by news agency PTI, the BCCI's Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) has taken note of the player's complaint and an investigation is underway.
"Yes (a player has reported approach). We are tracking him. It will take some time," BCCI ACU chief Ajit Singh, who was the former DGP of Rajasthan Police, told PTI.
This comes days after BCCI's ACU chief said that bookies have reached the UAE for IPL 2020 but have failed to make any headway, adding that it is working closely with the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) and the UAE police to ensure the integrity of the tournament is not harmed in any way.
"There are bookies who have made their way to Dubai, but they have not been able to make any headway. So far it is all smooth and things are working in order. We have been working closely with not just the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), but also the local police and they have been very helpful," ACU chief Ajit Singh was quoted as saying by ANI.
"We have three separate teams that are working around the three venues and keeping a track of things. We are in touch with the local police and the ECB. They are helping us and have a better liaison with the local authorities and are helping us whenever needed," he added.
The IPL 2020 in being held in the UAE in a bio-secure environment, which has significantly reduced the chance for persons with dubious credentials approaching the player directly.
However, the threat though still remains by and large due to the online network of corruptors. Though BCCI officials have said that all the players whether overseas or Indian international, uncapped domestic players have all attended multiple anti-corruption classes.
"The best part is that the player who was approached immediately sensed that something is fishy. He had suspicion and he immediately shared his concerns with the ACU. Every player, even those who have come from the U-19s are well aware about each and every anti-corruption protocols," the BCCI official, privy to the development, told PTI on the condition of anonymity.
(With agency inputs)
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