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Betwala News: Fixing Allegations in India

  • September 24, 2019

    The recent reports of alleged fixing in India women’s cricket team made the headlines of cricket news sites like Betwala. A member of the team reported that two persons approached her to fix a match with a huge offer. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Anti-Corruption (ACU) unit filed a first information report (FIR) at Ashok Nagar Police Station. 

    ‘Today, we have got an FIR registered against two people in Bengaluru. The FIR pertains to an approach that was made to one of the women cricketers of the team. She reported the approach to us and even recorded the conversation she had with one of the accused over the telephone’, BCCI ACU chief Ajit Singh said. 

    The two persons who approached the female cricketer were named Rakesh Bafna and Jitender Kothari. They offered the cricketer in February this year, ahead of the limited-overs home series against England. 

    Singh also said that bookmakers would never waste time by approaching top players like Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. ‘If you ask me, today in cricket, a star has much more to lose than gain if he gets involved in this. Imagine a Virat Kohli or Dhoni getting into this’,

    ‘Things don’t just move by money, it is also the reputation that counts. They can’t sacrifice their reputation for such things. They are far bigger than all this’, he said.

    Betting sites are rampant in India, especially for cricket betting. As what Singh said, betting sites are unlikely to approach the top cricketers because they will not accept their offer to fix the match. 

    Virat Kohli is currently leading the team for the South African tour in their home country. They are scheduled to compete with the Proteas for the second T20I match at Mohali on September 18. The odds of India (-232) and South Africa (+196) are now available in betting sites.