BCCI Investigating Match-Fixing Allegation In TNPL
According to the latest report in The Indian Express, the bookies and match-fixers have taken the control of a TNPL franchise after completing an illegal deal with the team owner. Now, they are managing that team for their benefit. The BCCI is also fearing that the bookies and match-fixers are now spreading in other teams.
The Indian Express also added that an India player, an IPL regular and a Ranji Trophy coach are now under the investigation part on this matter.
ACU chief Ajeet Singh has claimed that some cricketers have recently informed them about an unknown message in WhatsApp. They are now investigating on the basis of those reports. However, till now, they haven’t talked with any TNPL franchise owners yet.
The ACU chief is confident that there is no international player involved in this matter.
Meanwhile, the report also added some crucial information from the ACU investigators. It claims that Gujarat and Kolkata-based bookies and a fixer have been touch with an owner of a TNPL team. The fixer was allegedly involved in the tainted Rajputana Cricket League.
According to the source report, the owner has got around INR 4 crore to provide the control of the team.
The alleged coach has also reportedly asked for INR 25 lakh and an SUV. In exchange for that, the coach has put big influence on the team’s scoreboard by giving instructions to the players.
The ACU is currently taking legal opinion on this matter. Soon, they are likely to file an FIR with the state police.
TNPL started in 2016
TNPL is a very popular Indian domestic T20 cricket league. Former Indian captain inaugurated this tournament in 2016. The Indian international cricketers like , , participate in this tournament.
TNPL 2019 was the fourth season of this tournament that ran from 19th July to 15th August. Chepauk Super Gillies won their second TNPL trophy after beating Dindigul Dragons in the final of TNPL 2019 by 12 runs.