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Top fixing suspect nabbed, BCCI to quiz

The arrest comes three days after two bookies, Rajesh Garg and Pankaj Arora, were nabbed in connection with a competition in Punjab from June 29 to July 5. A local court remanded the three to police custody for five days

cricket Updated: Jul 06, 2020 21:01 IST
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A policeman walks past a logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
A policeman walks past a logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).(REUTERS)

Mohali police on Monday arrested Ravinder Dandiwal to probe his involvement in a T20 competition that purportedly tried to pass off a place in Punjab as Sri Lanka. Already on the radar of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the past four years, Dandiwal will be interrogated by the Anti-Corruption Unit on Tuesday, said SSP Kuldeep Singh Chahal.

The arrest comes three days after two bookies, Rajesh Garg and Pankaj Arora, were nabbed in connection with a competition in Punjab from June 29 to July 5. A local court remanded the three to police custody for five days.

Chahal said Dandiwal, also named by the Victoria Police in Australia as a suspect in a tennis fixing scandal, will be investigated in connection with Uva T20 league which tried to show it was being held in Sri Lanka when it was being conducted in a cricket academy in Sawara village, about 15km from Chandigarh. Uva is a province in Sri Lanka.

The players were wearing masks and footage accessed had mostly long shots of players in numbered shirts but with their backs to the camera.

The competition was aired on YouTube and on other social media platforms such as Fancode APP, Diamond, Sky, Lotus, Tenbet, Spin and Punjab Exchange and was part of a betting racket, said Chahal. The players involved were offered between Rs 5000 to Rs 10000, he said.

The role of some Ranji players in hosting the meet is also under investigation, said Chahal without naming anyone.

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