The organisers may insist it as clean but Deccan Chargers’ Australian skipper Adam Gilchrist feels the Indian Premier League is an “easy target” for match-fixers as players are accessible during the event.
“It’s been discussed among players in the IPL — more wondering whether it goes on. There’s a strong thought that we’d be naive to think it’s not happening, because it’s a pretty easy target. There’s a lot of accessibility to players and it’s early in its governance,” Gilchrist, who is here to play for county side Middlesex, said.
The retired wicketkeeper-batsman said corruption in cricket can only be stopped by heightened vigilance. “I’ve been made more aware of it since getting here, seeing some of those comments from players who have been approached,” Gilchrist told The Daily Telegraph.
“I’d be concerned if it was happening, but I haven’t seen anything concrete to say it is. You need evidence.”