Mumbai: Premier league with number of viewership brings factors like spot-fixing and match-fixing in it. While In a major development in the Karnataka Premier League spot-fixing and match-fixing scandal, Bangalore police on Tuesday issued notices to Karnataka State Cricket Association and the franchises that were part of KPL in the 2019 season.
The notice that has been sent by Banglore police has a set of 18 questions and have told all the KSCA and the franchises to reply to the notices within a set time frame.
Joint Commissioner crime, Sandeep Patil said “Since the role of few team owners and coaches is revealed in the investigation, a notice has been issued to KSCA and all KPL team management. Notice has 18 points for which they have to reply.”
Earlier, police arrested KPL Bellary team captain CM Gautam and Abrar Kazi. It is alleged that both cricketers were involved in spot-fixing during KPL 2019 finals between Hubli and Bellary. Gautam has played in IPL for RCB, DD and MI. Abrar is a Ranji trophy player.
Sources in the police department said that during the course of investigation many more cricketers’ statements were recorded. They have been told to cooperate and appear before them whenever they are called.
Earlier, cricketer Nishanth Singh Shekhawat was also arrested by the Karnataka police in connection with the KPL spot-fixing case. Shekhawat was accused of fixing a KPL match in the year 2018 between Bangalore and Belgavi team, in which he allegedly played slow and received Rs 5 lakhs for the same.
The police during the course of investigations had also arrested Belgavi Panthers team’s owner Ali, Bengaluru Blasters bowling coach Vinu Prasad and batsman Vishwanathan. Ali had allegedly placed bets with a bookie based in Dubai and was in touch with players of other teams during the league.