A T20 match played near Chandigarh however streamed on-line as a recreation in Sri Lanka has caught the eye of BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit, the Punjab Police and likewise somewhat identified cricket affiliation within the island nation.
The Indian Express reported on Friday that the sport played on June 29 occurred in Sawara village, 16 km from Chandigarh, however was streamed as a ‘Uva T20 League’ match in Sri Lanka”s Badulla metropolis, dwelling of the Uva Province Cricket Association.
While Punjab Police officers mentioned an investigation is at the moment on to establish if a betting syndicate was concerned, the BCCI asserted that it’s maintaining a watch, however solely to the extent of getting details of these concerned.
“Our process is on. When we will know about the people involved, we will update our database. We would like to know who was involved. However, only police can take action on this. As a BCCI enforcement agency, we have no jurisdiction over it,” BCCI anti-corruption chief Ajit Singh informed PTI.
“If it was a BCCI approved league or had players’ participation, we could have taken against them. If this is done for the purpose of betting, it is a criminal offence and police has the jurisdiction over, we don’t,” he added.
‘No such match was held by our affiliation’
Bhagiradhan Balachandran, assistant secretary of the Uva Province Cricket Association in Sri Lanka, mentioned they weren’t among the many most lively our bodies and any person had clearly carried out their analysis.
“…no such tournament was approved or held by our association. We are investigating this matter and are in discussion with Sri Lanka Cricket,” Bhagiradhan informed PTI from Badulla.
“The whole thing seems like a farce. We are not the most active cricket association in Sri Lanka, so somebody did proper research on that and used our name. We have no idea about this and no Sri Lankan players were involved,” he added.
An investigation is in progress, mentioned Mohali”s Senior Superintendent of Police Kuldeep Singh Chahal
Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kharar Pal Singh mentioned they’d acquired an internet grievance concerning the recreation following which two individuals recognized as Pankaj Jain and Raju have been arrested on Thursday night time.
“A case under Section 420 IPC (cheating) has been registered by the police. As per preliminary investigations, betting could be going on in the match which was held. Further investigations into the case are under progress,” Chahal informed PTI.
Asked concerning the match going forward regardless of the COVID-19 lockdown, Chahal mentioned, “All this is being investigated, that is why we have registered a case.”