The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) of the Indian cricket board stated it’s conscious of “certain betting exchanges” within the UAE the place this yr’s IPL might be held from September 19 to November 8.
“We have to be careful,” stated Ajit Singh, head of BCCI’s anti-corruption unit (ACU). He stated there are betting syndicates in UAE which have registered shops overseas. “It becomes convenient for them (bookies). There are some (corruptors) who run their own betting exchanges there.” (Full protection of IPL 2020)
Indians Ravinder Dandiwal and Deepak Agarwal too allegedly have hyperlinks in UAE. Dandiwal, an alleged worldwide match-fixing kingpin, was arrested by the police for attempting to cross off a league in Mohali as one in Sri Lanka. Agarwal is serving a two-year ICC ban for ‘obstructing or delaying an investigation’ and was arrested for allegedly holding a doubtful competitors in Noida. Both are out on bail.
Singh’s staff of eight might be dealing with IPL’s anti-corruption protocols together with native liaison officers employed by BCCI. There will no staff integrity officers (TIO) this time simply safety liaison officers (SLO), one with every of the eight franchises. “It’s because teams will be in a bubble throughout. So the SLO’s will be joining the bubble and doing the same job as TIO,” stated Singh.
The pandemic protocols imply the ACU’s focus might be on staff lodges. “Teams will be moving from hotel to their practice and match venues. Apart from that, they are not allowed to move anywhere else due to the bubble. Nobody is supposed to be meeting them,” stated Singh.
Matches at solely three venues — Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi — additionally remove the dangers that round-the-country journey presents when the IPL is held at dwelling.
Yet, with the unlawful betting trade estimated to be have an annual turnover of over R10 lakh crore, a whole lot of which is from IPL, Singh stated they’ll’t decrease their guard.
NO BCCI curators
IPL chairman Brijesh Patel has dominated out sending BCCI’s curators to UAE. “We are told they have good curators at all the three venues, so will not need to send anyone,” he stated. In 2014, when part of IPL was held in UAE, BCCI despatched its curator PR Viswanathan as observer.
Around 50 gamers are set to journey with the eight groups as their unique internet bowlers, based on a PTI report. Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Delhi Capitals have confirmed that they’re getting ready a roster of internet bowlers. The record includes largely first-class, U-19 and U-23 state degree cricketers. CSK and KKR are more likely to take 10 bowlers every to UAE. A media launch from Cricket Association of Bengal stated pacers Akash Deep and Sayan Ghosh will journey to UAE as internet bowlers for Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab.