After TNPL, KPL also under the scanner with players reporting suspicious approaches

After match-fixing allegation in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL)and Indian women cricketers also reporting suspicious approaches, Karnataka Premier League (KPL) too has come under the scanner after players involved in the league also reported such approaches to the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), The Hindu reported.

Players have sent the ACU screenshots of WhatsApp conversations, where unknown people — posing as fans — sought information about matches and team combinations, the reported stated.

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“Some of the players involved in the KPL have reported instances where unknown people tried to be friendly with them via WhatsApp. We have taken note of their complaints and are looking into the matter,” BCCI’s ACU chief Ajit Singh was quoted as saying by the national daily.

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Earlier, TNPL had run into troubled waters with a few first-class cricketers and a couple of coaches coming under the BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit’s scanner for suspected match-fixing. Later, the BCCI’s ACU on Monday has filed a First Information Report (FIR) at the Ashok Nagar Police Station in Bengaluru against Rakesh Bafna and Jitendra Kothari for an alleged attempt to fix an India-England women’s international match this year.

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The TNPL had earlier hit the headlines when former India cricketer VB Chandrasekhar, who owned the franchise Kanchi Veerans, committed suicide allegedly over the debts he incurred in the league.

The reported also quoted Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) secretary stated stating that the he has has not officially received any information from the ACU in this regard. “We have not got any official communication in this regard. Once we do, we will take further action,” said KSCA secretary R. Sudhakar Rao.