Rajagopal Sathish
Rajagopal Sathish [ Image Credit - BCCI ]

The 41-year-old Rajagopal Sathish, who had played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and Ranji Trophy, has revealed that he was offered a bribe of INR 40 lakhs to fix cricket matches.

Rajagopal Sathish is an all-rounder, who has represented big teams like Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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He has played Ranji Trophy for Tamil Nadu and he was part of Chepauk Super Gillies in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) that won the championship last season.

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According to the reports of, Indian Express, Rajagopal Sathish was approached by an Instagram user  Bunny Anand, who offered him 40 lakhs to fix the matches. The all-rounder has also lodged a police complaint in Bengaluru for this matter.

On January 3, a person named Bunny Anand contacted Sathish on Instagram and messaged him luring to pay Rs 40 lakh and told that two players have already agreed to the offer. Sathish said that he said ‘sorry’ to the offer,” read the complaint.

Former IPL Cricketer Rajagopal Sathish Reveals He Was "Offered ₹40 Lakhs" To Fix Matches – Reports
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Meanwhile, the reports claim that the money was offered to the cricketer to fix matches in TNPL.

Rajagopal Sathish informed us as well as the International Cricket Council earlier this month – Shabbir Khandwawala

Rajagopal Sathish
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Chief of BCCI’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) Shabbir Khandwawala has said that Rajagopal Sathish has approached the BCCI and ICC earlier this month and now the police will investigate this matter.

He informed us as well as the International Cricket Council earlier this month that he was offered money through social media. Since we are only facilitators in such cases, we advised him to lodge a police complaint. He has done that and now police will investigate and do the needful,” BCCI ACU chief Shabir Khandwawala told PTI.

“Whatever the circumstances were, it needs to be seen by the police. We don’t want to discourage him. If he has decided to come out, our duty is to show him the way,” Khandwawala, who is a former Gujarat DGP, added.

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