If reports are to be believed then a Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) official might be involved in the betting racket as the Delhi Police in its investigation found that that DDCA had let in two extra persons into the Feroz Shah Kotla ground as part of the housekeeping staff during the IPL 2021.
Only 40 persons were registered with the DDCA as the staff which oversees housekeeping, but it has been uncovered that 42 people were allowed inside the Arun Jaitley Stadium during the IPL 2021 tournament. Incidentally, Delhi police two persons for indulging in ‘betting’ during the said match.
On May 3, Delhi Police nabbed two supposedly IPL “accredited” individuals for illegally entering Arun Jaitley Stadium during the Rajasthan Royals-Sunrisers Hyderabad match. This happened after a Delhi Police official found Krishan Garg and Manish Kansal in the ground and after not receiving satisfactory answers to his queries, lodged an FIR against the two.
The Police Are Investigating The Matter. It Could Lead To Someone Within The DDCA: Reports
Shabbir Hussain Khandwawala, head of the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s Anti-Corruption Unit (BCCI ACU), told IANS in an interview on Thursday, that he believed DDCA was responsible for providing accreditation to the two individuals who had entered the stadium for the “purpose of betting”.
“There were 40 persons who had the permission to get into the Arun Jaitley Stadium for housekeeping during IPL matches at Delhi’s Aun Jaitley Stadium. However, these two individuals, who were arrested by Delhi Police, managed to get into the stadium. o there were 42 eventually who managed to get in. The contracted worker — a cleaner — who led to the arrest of these two was however, part of the 40 that were registered,” said a DDCA official in the know of things.
“The police are investigating the matter. It could lead to someone within the association. The responsibility lies with the DDCA Administrator (HR) Neeraj Sharma since all the passes and accreditation and passes go through him,” said the official.
Meanwhile, Sharma has said that the DDCA will investigate the matter and that he cannot speak about it until the investigation is over.