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BCCI’s ACU set to use Fraud Detection Services to prevent corrupt practices during IPL

With the 13th Indian Premier League being held behind closed doors, the challenge for the Board’s Ajit Singh-led Anti-Corruption Unit is very different as there has been a surge in betting-related frauds even during some of the state unit’s leagues, and it’s expected to increase manifold during the lucrative event.
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BCCI logo(HT photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2020 07:41 PM IST
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BCCI ACU arrives in UAE, to video counsel players this IPL, focus on social media approaches

IPL 2020: The BCCI ACU will be speaking to all the eight teams separately and the sessions will be more useful for the younger players who are not exposed to international cricket and the glamour of IPL. The established players are already aware of the ACU protocols.
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BCCI logo(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 12:47 PM IST
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England vs Pakistan: Umpire Richard Kettleborough spoken to by ACU officials over smartwatch

Kettleborough was seen wearing the watch during the first session of Day 1. The umpire immediately took off his watch upon realising his error and did not wear it in the post lunch session. He reportedly informed the ACU, which considered the incident a minor violation of the regulations.
Umpire Richard Kettleborough, right, talks to England's captain Joe Root as they leave the field after rain stopped play on the first day of the second cricket Test match between England and Pakistan, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.(AP)
Umpire Richard Kettleborough, right, talks to England's captain Joe Root as they leave the field after rain stopped play on the first day of the second cricket Test match between England and Pakistan, at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.(AP)
Updated on Aug 15, 2020 11:31 AM IST
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IPL 2020: Watchdog body on alert as tournament moves out

IPL 2020: Ajit Singh’s team of eight will be handling IPL’s anti-corruption protocols along with local liaison officers hired by BCCI. There will no team integrity officers (TIO) this time just security liaison officers (SLO), one with each of the eight franchises. “It’s because teams will be in a bubble throughout. So the SLO’s will be joining the bubble and doing the same job as TIO,” said Singh.
Mumbai Indians (MI) player Jasprit Bumrah with his teammates celebrate the wicket of CSK player Ambati Rayudu during the IPL 2019 (representational image).(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Mumbai Indians (MI) player Jasprit Bumrah with his teammates celebrate the wicket of CSK player Ambati Rayudu during the IPL 2019 (representational image).(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2020 08:49 AM IST
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Managing IPL’s ACU operations at 3 venues in UAE will be slightly easier: Ajit Singh

“In the UAE, it will be slightly easier doing (monitoring ACU activity) as there are only three grounds compared to eight venues in India. That’s not an issue at all. Once the schedule comes, we will decided the workforce,” said BCCI ACU chief Ajit Singh.
Rohit Sharma captain of the Mumbai Indians and Virat Kohli captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore during the toss of the match fourteen of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018) between the Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on the 17th April 2018. Photo by:
Rohit Sharma captain of the Mumbai Indians and Virat Kohli captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore during the toss of the match fourteen of the Vivo Indian Premier League 2018 (IPL 2018) between the Mumbai Indians and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on the 17th April 2018. Photo by:
Updated on Jul 26, 2020 05:27 PM IST
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Match-fixing law will be a game-changer in India: Steve Richardson

“India has got two ICC global events coming up: the T20 World Cup [in 2021] and the World Cup in 2023. At the moment with no legislation in place, we’ll have good relations with Indian police, but they are operating with one hand tied behind their back,” said Richardson.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo at the ICC headquarters in Dubai(REUTERS)
The International Cricket Council (ICC) logo at the ICC headquarters in Dubai(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 25, 2020 09:51 AM IST
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T20 Mumbai league franchise owner questioned by BCCI ACU

The former Mumbai player has told the BCCI ACU that he was approached by the franchise owner of a rival team to under-perform in a semi-final match in the league.
A view of logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
A view of logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 18, 2019 11:53 AM IST
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KPL betting scandal: ICC, BCCI reach out to Bengaluru police

Run by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA), KPL, the intra-state T20 tournament between the districts of the state is mired in betting, honeytrapping and spot-fixing controversy.
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BCCI logo(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 30, 2019 03:11 PM IST
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India’s fixing fight lacks teeth with no stringent law to punish culprits

New Sri Lanka provisions outlaw match-fixing; India is far behind, say experts from BCCI’s anti-corruption unit .
The BCCI has a very active anti-corruption unit but it doesn’t have the power to register a case or investigate(Aniruddha Chowhdury/Mint)
The BCCI has a very active anti-corruption unit but it doesn’t have the power to register a case or investigate(Aniruddha Chowhdury/Mint)
Updated on Nov 18, 2019 09:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByRasesh Mandani

KPL spot-fixing arrests ‘matter of when, not if’

Multiple players in KPL agreed to speak on condition of anonymity. “When they know some guys simply won’t do it (fix), they are extremely careful around us,” said a cricketer.
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CM Gautam.(Mumbai Indians)
Updated on Nov 09, 2019 09:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByRasesh Mandani

‘Will play 2023 WC final under Shakib,’ Mortaza, Mushfiqur post emotional messages after Bangladesh all-rounder’s ban

Senior Bangladesh cricketers Mashrafe Mortaza and Mushfiqur Rahim took to social media to post emotional messages after Shakib Al Hasan was handed a ban by ICC.
File Photo ofShakib Al Hasan hugging Mushfiqur Rahim(Mushfiqur Rahim Instagram)
File Photo ofShakib Al Hasan hugging Mushfiqur Rahim(Mushfiqur Rahim Instagram)
Updated on Oct 31, 2019 08:27 AM IST
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India vs South Africa: Team India’s security paramount, ACU chief sends out warning

The first episode of invasion in the second T20I took place when the South Africans were batting. The invader was chased down by the security guards and taken away.
A security personnel, second from left, tries to stop a fan of India's captain Virat Kohli after he ran towards the pitch during the second T20 international match between India and South Africa, in Mohali(AP)
A security personnel, second from left, tries to stop a fan of India's captain Virat Kohli after he ran towards the pitch during the second T20 international match between India and South Africa, in Mohali(AP)
Updated on Sep 22, 2019 09:08 AM IST
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Bookies target smaller players: BCCI ACU chief

The BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit has launched enquiries into the approaches made to players in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, the T20 Mumbai League and the Karnataka Premier League
TNPL 2019 champions. Some players in TNPL have been allegedly approached by bookies(Twitter)
TNPL 2019 champions. Some players in TNPL have been allegedly approached by bookies(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 09:01 AM IST
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An MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli would never fall prey to bookies: BCCI Anti-Corruption Unit chief

BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Ajit Singh feels that the bookies or fixers would never waste their time in trying to approach top stars like a Virat Kohli or MS Dhoni.
India's Virat Kohli (R) and MS Dhoni in action.(Action Images via Reuters)
India's Virat Kohli (R) and MS Dhoni in action.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 08:20 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Mumbai T20 leagues under scanner

The ACU has registered an FIR against two persons in a Bengaluru police station for making an alleged approach to a prominent member of the India women’s team earlier this year.
A policeman walks past a logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).(REUTERS)
A policeman walks past a logo of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 11:00 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent/Agencies

Indian women’s cricket team player approached to fix matches

The alleged incident, which the player reported to the Board’s ACU, took place in February, ahead of the limited-overs home series against England.
Representative Image.(Getty Images)
Representative Image.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 11:39 PM IST
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ACU will look after alleged corruption in TNPL: CoA chief Vinod Rai

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has initiated inquiry over the alleged corruption in Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL), Anti-Corruption Unit’s (ACU) chief Ajeet Singh confirmed.
A file photo of CoA chief Vinod Rai.(Bloomberg via Getty Images)
A file photo of CoA chief Vinod Rai.(Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 06:02 PM IST
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TNPL players approached by unknown persons on WhatsApp, tournament under scanner

The TNPL has become an annual event and it features star players like Ravichandran Ashwin, Murali Vijay, Dinesh Karthik.
The TNPL has become an annual event(Twitter TNPL)
The TNPL has become an annual event(Twitter TNPL)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 11:59 AM IST
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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Every team to have dedicated anti-corruption officer during World Cup: Report

“Previously, the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption Unit had personnel deployed at each venue, meaning that teams would deal with a number of officials over the course of a tournament,” the report said.
The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy is seen during a trophy tour event in Colombo, Sri Lanka September 22, 2018(REUTERS)
The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy is seen during a trophy tour event in Colombo, Sri Lanka September 22, 2018(REUTERS)
Updated on May 14, 2019 10:53 AM IST
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‘Why not cooperate?’ - Mahela Jayawardene reacts after Sanath Jayasuriya handed two-year ban

Mahela Jayawardene tweeted that if Sanath Jayasuriya loves the game then why didn’t he cooperate with the anti-corruption unit.
File image of Mahela Jayawardene.(Getty Images)
File image of Mahela Jayawardene.(Getty Images)
Published on Feb 27, 2019 03:22 PM IST
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Unfortunate that I have been charged by ICC despite no evidence of corruption: Sanath Jayasuriya

Jayasuriya was questioned as part of the ICC’s investigation of wide scale corruption in Sri Lankan cricket and charged under articles 2.4.6 and 2.4.7 of ICC’s code of conduct.
File picture of Sanath Jayasuriya(Getty Images)
File picture of Sanath Jayasuriya(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 27, 2019 09:15 AM IST
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ICC bans Irfan Ansari for ‘approaching’ Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed

Sarfraz reported the approach immediately and an ICC ACU investigation ensued which resulted in these charges and decision.
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Published on Feb 20, 2019 01:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Question raised over players picked in Puducherry squad, BCCI says ACU keeping an eye

Chandran G Pondy has informed the CoA and other board officials that most of the players named in the squad for the domestic 50-over tournament by Cricket Association of Puducherry are from other states and don’t fit the criteria for inter-state transfer.
File image of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) logo.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
File image of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) logo.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Published on Sep 18, 2018 10:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBaidurjo Bhose

Four international captains reported approaches to Anti Corruption Unit: ICC

The ICC, in its annual report, mentioned that it conducted 18 investigations between June 2017 and May 2018, 17 of which were launched after the arrival of ACU General Manager Alex Marshall on September 1 last year.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) said that four international captains reported approaches to the governing body’s Anti Corruption Unit.(REUTERS)
The International Cricket Council (ICC) said that four international captains reported approaches to the governing body’s Anti Corruption Unit.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 19, 2018 11:58 PM IST
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BCCI-CoA feud stoked over naming of anti-corruption chief, official’s extension

The appointment of former Rajasthan DGP Ajit Singh as head of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) saw the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) office-bearers and the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) at odds yet again.
The appointment of former Rajasthan DGP Ajit Singh as head of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) saw the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) office-bearers and the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) at odds yet again.(BCCI)
The appointment of former Rajasthan DGP Ajit Singh as head of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) saw the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) office-bearers and the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) at odds yet again.(BCCI)
Updated on Mar 31, 2018 11:37 PM IST
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Ajit Singh named new head of BCCI’s anti-corruption unit

A 1982 Rajasthan cadre IPS officer, Ajit Singh retired as Director General of Police, Rajasthan, in November 2017. He will be head of BCCI’s anti-corruption unit hereon.
Ajit Singh was on Saturday named the new head of BCCI’s anti-corruption unit.(AFP)
Ajit Singh was on Saturday named the new head of BCCI’s anti-corruption unit.(AFP)
Published on Mar 31, 2018 05:51 PM IST
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