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Cricket

2 players approached by bookies in IPL 7: Gavaskar
PTI
Kolkata, May 22, 2014
First Published: 18:10 IST(22/5/2014)
Last Updated: 21:14 IST(22/5/2014)

The interim president of BCCI-IPL Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday admitted that two cricketers were approached by the bookies and the matter has been reported to the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit officials (ACSU).

Asked if players have been approached during this year's IPL, Gavaskar replied,"There have been a couple and it's been reported to ACU. They are looking into it."     

The Test legend also said that issue regarding Brendon McCullum being approached by the bookies is something to be concerned about but assured that no leak as far as confidentiality of cricketer's discussions with ACSU has happened from IPL.

Read: 'Hero-cricketer' offered me big money to throw IPL games, says  McCullum

"I can assure you that the leak did not come from the IPL. I dont know where it came from. It's an issue to be concerned. I've to say we have got an Integrity Officer (IO) attached with every team this time. It has made it a lot easier for players to communicate," Gavaskar told the mediapersons.

"Sometimes players didn't know what to do. Okay there was a number to contact. But a lot of people (players) were thinking if you contact, does your number come under their list.

"The anonimity and confidentiality aspect was something the players were not sure about. Now with the IO attached to every team it has become a lot of easier. If there has been an approach, people go and tell the officer so that he takes it forward."

Read: New Zealand says skipper McCullum not corrupt


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