A case of an illegal approach to an Indian player for revealing vital information regarding the playing 11 during the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League [IPL] has come to light if a report in the Indian Express is to be believed.
According to the report, a nurse residing in New Delhi, in the garb of a doctor had approached a cricketer on social media on September 30 where she had asked him about key information regarding the match as well as about the playing 11 as she wanted to place a bet on it.
The player had warned the lady to stop asking for such information, threatening her that he will inform the police of the same.
Reacting on the same, BCCI Anti-Corruption head Ajit Singh said that the player did report to them and while they proceeded to launch an investigation into it, the case was shortly closed due to lack of conclusive evidence.
“The player had reported to us during the IPL. We investigated it, and the matter is closed now. The person who approached the player was unprofessional (did not have connections with any betting syndicate), and there was no further lead found,” BCCI ACU told Indian Express.
“We investigated thoroughly. The accused knew the player. When the player reported the matter, we took all the details. Later, we called her for questioning too, but nothing was found from her. The matter is closed.”
The report also revealed that the player had met the nurse on social media three years ago where she had purposely introduced herself as a Delhi-based doctor.
In the wake of Covid-19, the player had approached her on social media to sought her advice on the necessary precautions that he should adhere to. The player had never met the nurse in person.
“He said he did not know where she lived or worked. During an online conversation, she told the player that she wanted to bet, and for that she wanted to know about the match and playing XI,” a BCCI source was quoted as saying by Indian Express.