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Signs influence bets, bookies make a steal

In T20 one bad over can change a match. Bookies, who were in touch with three Rajasthan Royals players, were placing bets on the outcome of match too, since they had three bowlers on their side, investigation has revealed. Faizan Haider reports.

india Updated: May 18, 2013 01:17 IST
Faizan Haider

In T20 one bad over can change a match. Bookies, who were in touch with three Rajasthan Royals players, were placing bets on the outcome of match too, since they had three bowlers on their side, investigation has revealed.

It might be spot-fixing for many but bookies were fooling their clients and other bookies claiming the match was fixed. The signals given by players before starting the over was used by the bookies to win confidence.

“The arrested bookies used to tell other bookies that majority of the players are with them. To prove it, they would say that this player will give some signal before starting the over. The cricketers were paid for only one over but bookies earned a lot by claiming the match was fixed,” a senior Delhi Police official said.

“These bookies were betting on Rajasthan’s loss too expecting one or two bad over by ‘their’ bowler would do,” he added.