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Police probe allegations of betting and match fixing in Rajputana Cricket League

Many people detained amid a complaint of players and umpires being involved in match fixing.

February 1, 2018, 4:55 pm

Rajputana Cricket league match fixing betting

Police detain several people while investigating complaints of match fixing and betting in Rajputana Premium League.

Jaipur: The city police have launched an investigation into the allegations of match fixing and betting by some players and umpires for cricket matches of Rajputana Premium League. Update: The Jaipur police have arrested 14 people and seized a cash amount of Rs 39 lakh. Click on the link below to know more: Rajputana Cricket League match fixing scandal: 14 arrested, Rs 38.47 lakh seized the league, being played at KL Saini Stadium in Jaipur, is a Twenty20 tournament wherein professional club teams of Rajasthan are competing to win the title. Police teams carried out raids at two hotels in the city’s C-Scheme area on Wednesday night and interrogated more than 50 people. Police officials said that the action was taken following a complaint made by BCCI. “We received a complaint from BCCI that some people may be involved in match fixing and betting. We are investigating the complaint. As part of the investigation, we are interrogating some people,” said a police officer. The raids were conducted by the crime branch of Jaipur police commissionerate. Nearly 15 people have been detained for interrogation. The city police is likely to hold a press conference in the afternoon to provide more information about the match fixing scandal. Related story: Rajputana Cricket League match fixing scandal: 14 arrested, Rs 38.47 lakh seized Rajputana Premier League (RPL) fixing: matches cancelled, career of cricket players at stake

First published: July 20, 2017