IPL 2012: Bookies bribed Sri Lankan cricketer to fix match

Sonu Yogendra Jalan said that he had paid Rs 1 crore to an IPS officer for not arresting him AFP

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: May 19, 2012

Sonu Yogendra Jalan and Devendra Kothari were arrested on Thursday by the crime branch for their alleged involvement in betting racket involving the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) matches.

Jalan alias Malad has confessed to the crime branch that he had paid Rs 10 crores to a Sri Lankan cricketer for fixing a match. He along with Kothari is believed to be a part of a much bigger betting racket.

All the accused were booked under prevention of gambling act and were remanded in police custody.

“We had information that the gang was accepting bets on the IPL matches. Based on the information, we have arrested them. The gang is well-organised with having all the betting assessment software with them which helps them in managing their betting business,” Additional Commissioner of Police was quoted as saying by the Times of India.

While in custody, Jalan said that he had paid Rs 1 crore to an IPS officer for not arresting him. Yet he was arrested.