No player, coach or owner under probe, says ACU chief

The Times of India

The Times of India

Author 2019-09-17 13:25:00

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MUMBAI/CHENNAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)'s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) might have launched an inquiry after several players alleged 'approaches' during the fourth edition of the TNPL, but ACU chief Ajit Singh clarified that no player, coach or team owner are under investigation for any wrongdoings at this stage.

It is understood that five to six players had reported these approaches to the ACU and Singh said that they are only probing these reports and trying to find out the people who had made these 'approaches'.

"No players, coaches or team owners are being investigated at this stage. There are five-six players who had reported these approaches to us. They have sent us all the details and we are looking into those reports minutely. We're trying to find out who the people are who've approached the players. We are tracking these numbers and IP addresses to determine the source. The fact that the players have reported these approaches doesn't mean that there's an investigation against them," Singh told TOI on Monday.

Singh also informed that the modus operandi of these 'individuals' is through social media and WhatsApp. "They would generally fish for information like batting order or who is going to bowl first, about the team composition and toss decisions. So far, we don't have any information about fixing games. We have received similar reports of approaches from the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) too. These are just random people who're trying their luck by approaching the players. But this (players reporting approaches) is normal, and nothing new," he said.

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