On a day when the BCCI has started a probe into corruption in Tamil Nadu Premier League, it has been revealed that two fixers allegedly approached a woman cricketer of the Indian cricket team to fix matches earlier this year.
The cricketer, on her part, reported it to the BCCI. A case was later registered against those who approached the cricketer and the police also arrested two people in connection with the case.
“Today, we have got an FIR registered against two people in Bengaluru. The FIR pertains to an approach that was made to one of the women cricketers of the team. She reported the approach to us and even recorded the conversation she had with one of the accused over the telephone,” Ajit Singh Shekhawat, BCCI’s ACU head, told Sportstar.
As per the report, one of the two people arrested got in touch with the cricketer as a sports manager and later tried to fix matches.
This is a first that a fixer has approached a woman cricketer for fixing. BCCI, on its part, has a 24-hour helpline for the cricketers and the woman cricketer did her best by informing the board.
Earlier in the day, a report in the Indian Express had suggested about bookies approaching players in Tamil Nadu Premier League as well. The players, on their part, reported it. Action against those who approached them for fixing is expected to be taken soon.
The BCCI takes strong action against those who try to malice the game, which has seen players wasting no time in reporting any approach to fix the games.
Indian women’s team now plays South Africa in a four-match T20I series in Surat, that starts on September 24. Prior to the series, the visitors will play two T20 warm-up matches against Indian Women Board President’s XI.