IPL Player Reports Corrupt Approach, BCCI Launches ACU Investigation
A cricketer who competed in the Indian Premier League in the UAE has reported a “corrupt approach”, which has put the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) on high alert. The 13th edition of the IPL, which takes place in a bio-safe environment in the United Arab Emirates, has reduced the chance for individuals with questionable credentials to come into direct contact with players. However the threat still remains due to the online network of threats. BCCI ACU chief Ajit Singh confirmed the development to PTI. The former Rajasthan Police DGP Singh confirmed the news.
“We are tracking him. It will take some time,” when asked if the alleged corrupt or “person of interest” has been arrested.
According to the Anti-Corruption Protocol, the name of the player (Indian or foreign) or franchise has not been revealed for confidentiality purposes.
Unlike other years, with players and support staff living in the bio-bubble, ACU is focusing more on potentially online corrupt approaches.
Most players, especially the youth, are mostly on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter, where unknown people snap at them as fans.
A senior BCCI official said that all the players, whether foreign or Indian international, unconditional domestic players have all joined many anti-corruption classes.
“The best thing is that the player he contacted immediately sensed that something was wrong. He had doubts and immediately shared his concerns with ACU. Every player, even Joe U-19 They are well aware of each. Every anti-corruption protocol, “BCCI official told PTI on condition of anonymity, privacy for development.”
Due to the Health Safety Protocol this year, ACU held its mandatory consultation sessions for all eight teams.
Singh is leading an eight-member team in the UAE.
The BCCI has tied up with the UK-based company Sportdar, which will provide its “integrity services” during the upcoming IPL to prevent betting and other corrupt practices through its Fraud Investigation Services (FDS).