By Amlan Chakraborty
NEW DELHI, October 4 (Reuters) – The Indian Premier League (IPL) has opened an investigation after one of the players at this year’s tournament in the United Arab Emirates reported being approached over possible corruption, Reuters told Reuters on Sunday the leader of the integrity of the league.
“Yes, a player has reported an approach. We are reviewing it. No further details can be given at this time,” Ajit Singh, head of the Indian Cricket Council’s anti-corruption unit, said in a text message. without identifying the player. or the franchise.
Cricketers around the world are expected to report such a corrupt approach and failure to do so may result in a ban.
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was struck a two-year ban, with one-year suspension, by the ruling International Cricket Council last year for his failure to report multiple approaches.
IPL was rocked by an illegal betting scandal in 2013, which led to two-year suspensions for its Chennai and Rajasthan franchises.
Singh told Reuters in August that holding this year’s tournament in a bio-secure bubble would make it harder for illegal gaming networks to approach players. matches are played in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah without spectators, and player movements are strictly regulated under the league’s COVID-19 protocols.
The eight-team tournament has been moved to the United Arab Emirates as the novel coronavirus continues to soar in India, where the death toll crossed 100,000 dead on Saturday.