Fake T20 organisers nabbed

Tribune News Service
Mohali, July 6

The Mohali police right this moment arrested Ravinder Dandiwal, allegedly a kingpin of a tennis match-fixing syndicate, together with two different accused for lately internet hosting faux Sri Lankan T20 league matches in village Sawara within the district.

The trio was produced in a neighborhood court docket, which despatched them to a five-day police remand.

Divulging the small print of the case, Mohali SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal stated that Dandiwal, who has been on the radar of the anti-corruption unit (ACU) of the Indian cricket board (BCCI), is going through prices for internet hosting a cricket match of the faux UVA T20 League on June 29. The match was live-streamed on YouTube with the declare that it was being performed in Badulla in Sri Lanka. Chahal stated BCCI’s anti-corruption officers would arrive right here tomorrow to query Dandiwal.

Chahal stated that the cricket match, which featured small-time gamers largely from Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, was performed at a cricket academy in Sawara village, situated round 15km from Chandigarh. The gamers had been carrying face masks, ostensibly to stop the unfold of coronavirus, and wore numbered jerseys.

Chahal stated that they had earlier arrested Rajesh Garg and Pankaj Arora and it was revealed that the accused booked the bottom of a cricket academy in village Sawara from June 29 to July 5 for Rs 33,000. They organised matches amongst 4 groups, terming the match UVA T20 Premier League. The league streamed on numerous social media purposes for the aim of unlawful betting. Chahal stated they had been probing Dandiwal’s function.

A BCCI official stated a couple of days in the past that as per their data, no BCCI-registered participant has taken half within the faux league.

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