According to sources, many of the local businessmen were involved in the act and bets ranged upto some lakhs of rupees © Getty Images
According to sources, many of the local businessmen were involved in the act and bets ranged upto some lakhs of rupees © Getty Images

The Karnataka police have arrested two people from Khanapura, Belagavi suspected to run betting racket for Asia Cup 2016 matches. Zameer Khanzade and Altaf Solapuri were arrested from their house in Khanapura post the high voltage India vs Pakistan fixture of the Twenty20 (T20) tournament. According to sources, many of the local businessmen were involved in the act and bets ranged upto some lakhs of rupees. Police got the information and were prepared to arrest the accused ones red-handed as they reached the places. While the two were caught, three are known to have escaped and are being searched of. READ: Pakistan keen on rematch against India during Asia Cup T20 2016 final, says Shoaib

Reports of large betting rackets across Belagavi and Hubballi-Dharwad are doing rounds for quiet a long time now. What comes more as a shock is that one of the investigations revealed probable link ups between the police and the betting rackets.

The India vs Pakistan match proved to be another nail-biting one. The Indian bowlers utilised all the pitch had to offer and bowled out the Pakistan team for 83, making it an easy chase for the batting heavy India side. However, the Indian batsmen faced many challenges coming out to bat in the second innings as Mohammad Aamer displayed a terrific spell of bowling including some unplayable deliveries and scalped quick wickets. Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh played sensible cricket taking India to their much-wanted victory while skipper MS Dhoni ended it for their opponents with a boundary. Virat Kohli was handed the Man of the Match for his 49. With the win, India remain unbeaten in the tournament so far and will face Sri Lanka in their next fixture.