Rajasthan Royals player informs BCCI that he got offered money to fix IPL 2015 match

Rajasthan Royals (RR), under Rahul Dravid played some inspiring cricket in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League, but unfortunately what made headlines was the spot-fixing controversy and the role of few RR players in it. The ugly controversy marred the reputation of the game and shook the BCCI. There have been preventive measures taken but one can’t deny the fact that IPL is indeed the honeymoon time for bookies and match-fixers.

The eighth edition of the IPL commenced on Wednesday with thrills and spills, but the pests have again begun to dig inroads. Two years after the shocking IPL 2013 spot-fixing hullabaloo broke out, it is reported that another RR player was approached by a Ranji Trophy teammate with an offer of money to fix matches.

According to a Hindustan Times report, the player who was asked to fix matches, didn’t accept the offer from the cricketer, who is not part of the T20 league and instead informed a senior franchise official, who reported the incident to the Anti-Corruption & Security Unit (ACSU) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The revelations have come up just a day before RR play their opening game against the runners-up of previous edition, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).

Newly elected BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur took Twitter to express happiness over the player approaching BCCI on the matter.

During IPL 2013, three players from Rajasthan Royals S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila were found guilty of spot-fixing. Sreesanth and Chavan were handed life bans by the BCCI’s disciplinary committee. The scandal also stained the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise, as former BCCI chief N Srinivasan’s son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was found involved in betting in IPL, along with Rajasthan co-owner Raj Kundra.

RR play their first game against KXIP at Pune on Friday.