Gurugram: Even in the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the shadow of betting is not diminishing. While cricket lovers have experienced spot-fixing on many occasions, street-bookmakers have also become active. One such betting racket on Tuesday caught the hand of the Gurugram police, playing betting during the match between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings.
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Delhi’s youth were getting involved in Gurugram
Gurugram Police said on Wednesday that it has arrested two youth betting on the Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings match. According to the police, speculators have been arrested from Gurugram’s Sector 107 and a suitcase, eight mobile phones, a notebook, a laptop and a pan drive have been seized from them. The arrested accused are Virendra (27) and Rakesh Kaushik (35), who are residents of Nangloi area of Delhi.
Gurugram police is investigating
Gurugram Police spokesperson Subhash Bokain said, based on specific information, the police raided the spot and arrested the two when they were betting on the IPL match being played between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings. He said, the police have registered a case with Rajendra Park police station of Gurugram and investigation is on.
Chennai and Rajasthan have been suspended for 2 years for fixing
A few years ago, allegations of fixing in the IPL rocked cricket badly. At that time the owners of the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals team were accused of being involved in fixing and forcing the players to do the same. Due to this, no action was taken on any player, but both teams were suspended from the league for 2-2 years. Later both the teams returned to the league from IPL-2018.