When the spirit of Sportsmanship vanishes and greed for money sets in…
Fourteen persons including six players have been arrested by the Rajasthan Police for match-fixing and spot-fixing during the Rajputana Premier League (RPL) cricket tournament which was held at the KL Saini Stadium from July 11 to 21.
BCCI informed the Rajasthan police that a gang involved in match-fixing following which the police carried out raids at the expected locations like city hotels.
Culprits involved in RPL match fixing
Here are the names of the culprits involved in game fixing and spot-fixing.
Wazir Khan (36), Bahare Khan (32), Dinesh Talwar (30), Rajesh Pareek (25), Pawan Kumar (28), Jasvinder Singh (24), Irfan Khan (21), Anandeep Kapoor (28), Gurmeet Singh (25), Amandeep alias Sonu (26), Jatin (32), Lovpreet (25), Kamal (36), Manoj (27)
As per sources, the accused belong to Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Jaipur. The accused are players, umpires, and organizers of RPL.
The Police allegedly recovered Rs 38.47 lakh, laptops, walky-talkies and 18 mobile phones from their possession.
How did Rajasthan police react to BCCI’s complaint
Pathak, a senior officer said that on receiving instructions, the Rajasthan police started investigating the matter thoroughly and arrested the accused.
On hearing this news, cricket lovers who were watching the matches live were disappointed. The spirit of sportsmanship was let down by those accused and this made many cricket lovers condemn the actions of the accused players.
After receiving the news from BCCI, the police conducted comprehensive investigations, the police said. The police also claimed that they watched the match telecast to decipher the body movements of all players. They also studied ground reports with the help of technical experts.
The gang was giving instructions to team players who had joined hands with the gang. The gang’s boss twirled and asked players to play according to his instructions.