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CBI has made a big disclosure about IPL betting on Saturday. The CBI said that the betting network worked on the basis of inputs received from Pakistan to influence the outcome of matches in IPL tournaments in 2019. The investigating agency says that this entire network was being operated from Pakistan.
CBI has also registered a case in this matter. 3 people have been arrested on match-fixing and betting charges. CBI has raided 7 locations in Delhi, Jodhpur, Hyderabad and Jaipur. Through the raids, an attempt has been made to bust the syndicate involved in fixing the 2019 IPL. It is alleged that the results of IPL matches against Pakistan were being influenced this season.
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5 big revelations of CBI in IPL betting
1. CBI said that during IPL betting, money was transacted through hawala.
2. Some people were running networks all over India, under which people were being drawn into IPL betting.
3. The bookies were in touch with a Pakistani national named Waqas Malik, whose number has already been traced during preliminary investigation.
4. This network is involved in betting since 2013. There was a transaction of about Rs 10 crore between them.
5. Speculators opened bank accounts using fake identities and got customers’ documents (ID and KYC) made in connivance with unidentified bank officials. These bank accounts were opened on the basis of forged documents.
Betting network active since 2010
The CBI has named Dilip Kumar, Gurram Satish, Gurram Vasu Sajjan Singh, Prabhu Lal Meena, Ram Avtar and Amit Kumar Sharma as accused in the FIR. CBI said that some government officials are also active in IPL betting since 2010. Apart from this, a case has been registered against some other unknown people.
The Mumbai Indians team won the title in the 2019 IPL.
CBI probing betting network across India
The CBI is probing betting networks across India, which have direct links with Pakistan. Many people are under investigation in many cities. So far, it has not been told by the investigating agency that which matches were tried to influence.
The genie of fixing was first revealed in IPL 6
On 16 May 2013, during IPL 6, Delhi Police arrested Sreesanth and two other Rajasthan Royals players, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, from Mumbai on charges of spot-fixing. It was alleged that Sreesanth’s cousin and former Gujarat U-22 player Jiju Janardhan had played an important role in this spot-fixing.