Mohammed Siraj reports corrupt approach to BCCI
Mohammed Siraj, a bowler for Royal Challengers Bangalore, has reported a “corrupt approach” from an unidentified man who wanted inside information about his team after suffering significant financial loss in an earlier IPL match to BCCI’s Anti Corruption Unit (ACU).
When the India pacer received a call, he immediately informed ACU officials of the situation.
“Mohammed Siraj wasn’t approached by a bookie. It is a motorist from Hyderabad with a gambling addiction. He went to Siraj seeking inside information after suffering a significant loss.
“Siraj instantly reported the approach. The individual has been taken into custody by the police. More information is required, a top BCCI source familiar with the situation informed PTI under the condition of anonymity.
The BCCI had increased its ACU activity since S Sreesanth, Ankit Chavan, and Ajit Chandila were detained on spot-fixing charges alongside former CSK team principal Gurunath Meiyappan.
A specialised ACU official is assigned to each squad, who stays in the same hotel and is there on the scene to oversee all movements.
Additionally, there is a required ACU workshop for players on dos and don’ts, and punishments are in force if any player fails to report a corrupt strategy.
Shakib Al Hasan, the captain of Bangladesh, was suspended in 2021 because he failed to report a fraudulent scheme while playing in the IPL the season before.
With last-over thrillers galore, IPL gets another entertaining start
This season, teams have fled from nearly impossible circumstances to pursue objectives, creating a number of suspenseful stories. And the IPL in 2023 is merely getting started.
The 2023 Indian Premier League has only been going for a little over three weeks, but it has already produced a number of exciting matches. There was a lot of excitement going into the season due to the league’s return to the home-and-away format and the introduction of new rules. And the games have lived up to expectations; a few of them had spectators on the edge of their seats.
The chasing side still had a mathematical chance to win in 13 of the 25 games that had been played up until Wednesday. The teams chasing the total won seven of the 13 games, while the team protecting the total prevailed six times, therefore the outcomes did not strongly favour the chasing teams.
Exactly the same thing happened in the first 25 games of the previous season; 13 of those games went down to the last over, with seven of those games being won by the team chasing and six by the team defending.