Rajasthan Royals player offered money to fix IPL 2015 match; informs BCCI
The Rajasthan Royals player was approached by his Ranji Trophy teammate © IANS

Two years after the shocking Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing controversy broke out, another Rajasthan Royals (RR) player was approached by a Ranji Trophy teammate with offer of money if the former played according to the instructions. Indian Premier League 2015 schedule: IPL 8 match time table with venue details

As reported by Indian Express, it is said that the Mumbai-based Rajasthan player did not accept the offer and went on to report the incident to the Anti-Corruption & Security Unit (ACSU) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).  IPL 2015: CSK, KKR, RCB, KXIP, MI, RR, SRH, DD full team details in IPL 8

However, ACSU chief Ravi Sawani decided not to comment on the incident. BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur took Twitter to express happiness over the player approaching BCCI on the matter.

  Justice Mukul Mudgal, who formed the committee which looked into the IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy was also pleased with the action of the player. However, former India cricketer and politician Kirti Azad slammed IPL for fixing.

 

 

Earlier in 2013, S Sreesanth was approached by former Rajasthan Royals player Amit Singh, who contacted on behalf of Jiju Janardhanan. The scandal also marred the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise, as former BCCI chief N Srinivasan’s son-in-law was found involved in betting in IPL, along with Rajasthan co-owner Raj Kundra.

Ahead of the IPL 2015 kicking off, Rajatshan mentor and former India skipper Rahul Dravid spoke about tackling fixing.

“One of the most important things is we need to have stricter laws that deal with issues like match-fixing, spot-fixing. And we need to have those laws in place that in the long term can act as a deterrent,” Dravid said. “There are consequences in cricket (for wrongdoing) and you pay the price.”

Rajasthan Royals take on Kings XI Punjab at Pune on Friday.