The Indian Premier League (IPL) is as much a land of controversies as opportunities as it has displayed since its inception. The 2013 edition of IPL witnessed a spot-fixing scandal from where it has become imperative for the authorities to control the corruption activities. As per recent reports, an unnamed cricketer has reported an approach of a corrupt nature.
Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al-Hasan failed to report a corrupt approach last year for which he faced a ban from all forms of cricket for two years. That came as a body blow to Bangladesh, who were on the verge of facing a strong Indian side on their home soil. It is understood that the corruptors have approached through online since the current edition of IPL is taking place within bio-secure environment.
BCCI’s Anti-corruption unit chief Ajit Singh confirmed the news to PTI. The DGP of Rajasthan Police confirmed the story by saying We are tracking him. It will take some time to catch the corruptor or the person of interest involved in the same.
BCCI official lauds the IPL cricketer for prompt action:
BCCI official commented that it was the right decision to report it since the player had sensed that something was fishy. The official further said that every cricketer, including the U-19 ones are aware of the anti-corruption protocols.
“The best part is that the player who was approached immediately sensed that something is fishy. He had suspicion and he immediately shared his concerns with the ACU. Every player, even those who have come from the U-19s are well aware about each and every anti-corruption protocols,” the official claimed.