Former KKR player offered 40 lakhs to fix matches - Report

Rajagopal Sathish has played for Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy and was also part of IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Rajagopal Sathish (L) runs out Steven Smith. (AFP/File Photo)
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Rajagopal Sathish (L) runs out Steven Smith. (AFP/File Photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 11:27 AM IST
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Rajagopal Sathish, 40-year-old, lodged a police complaint in Bengaluru, claiming he was offered a sum of 40 lakh to fix matches. As per a report in The Indian Express, Satish told the police he was approached by an Instagram user, who goes by the name Bunny Anand. 

The report further stated that Sathish didn't take the money. 

“On January 3, a person named Bunny Anand contacted Satish on Instagram and messaged him luring to pay 40 lakh and told that two players have already agreed to the offer,” the complaint read. 

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Sathish has played for Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy and was also part of IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders. 

He now plays for Chepauk Super Gillies in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL).  

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As per the report, the police believes the money was offered to fix matches in TNPL, before adding that the cricketer had also approached the cricket governing body, BCCI, in this regard. 

Meanwhile, a special team has been formed to catch the accused, who police are suspecting to be in Bengaluru.

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