KPL fixing scandal: Cricketers CM Gautam and Abrar Kazi arrested
07 Nov 2019
Karnataka cricketers CM Gautam and Abrar Kazi have been arrested by the Central Crime Branch Bengaluru for their alleged role in the Karnataka Premier League fixing scandal.
According to a report in ANI, the duo was allegedly paid a sum of Rs. 20 lakh to bat slowly in the final against Hubli.
They also fixed another match in the league. Here is more.
Key information regarding Gautam and Kazi
Gautam and Kazi represented the Bellary Tuskers in the league. Gautam captained the team.
The two cricketers had shifted to Goa and Mizoram earlier in the domestic season respectively.
They were also named in the state squads for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20, which begins on Friday.
The twin arrests happened after another player Nishant Singh Shekhawat was arrested, earlier this week.
Shekhawat was accused of helping bookies
Meanwhile, Shekhawat was accused of helping bookies connect with other players and coaching staff to get them involved in illegal betting. Earlier, the bowling coach of the Bengaluru Blasters team Vinu Prasad and a batsman M Viswanathan were arrested on account of cheating and conspiracy.
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A glance at Gautam's career graph
Gautam, who earlier played for India A, plied his trade in the IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils.
He has played 94 First-Class matches and scored 4,716 runs at 41.4 with 10 hundreds and 24 fifties.
He was an integral part of the Karnataka side that won the domestic treble two years in a row in 2013-14 and 2014-15.