Indian Premier League (IPL) and Ranji Trophy cricketer Rajagopal Sathish, 40, lodged
a police complaint in Bengaluru, claiming he was offered a sum of Rs 40 lakh to fix matches.
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to The Indian Express, Sathish told the police he was approached by an
Instagram user, who goes by the name Bunny Anand, to fix matches. Sathish,
however, refused to take the money.
January 3, a person named Bunny Anand contacted Sathish on Instagram and
messaged him luring to pay Rs 40 lakh and told that two players have already
agreed to the offer. Sathish said that he said ‘sorry’ to the offer,” read the
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played for Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy and was also a member of the IPL
franchise KKR. He now plays for Chepauk Super Gillies in the Tamil Nadu Premier
Bengaluru police believe he was offered money to fix matches in TNPL. According
to the report, Satish has also approached the Board of Control for Cricket in
India (BCCI) and informed the board’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU).
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approached BCCI ACSU
of the ACSU Shabbir Khandwawala revealed that Rajagopal Sathish has approached
the BCCI and ICC earlier, police have noted down the details of this whole case
and investigation will soon be underway.
player approached us and ICC, and informed us that someone had approached him
on Instagram. We took details of the case and told our ACU officer to file a
police complaint in the matter. We are just a facilitator and now police will
look into the case,” Khandwawala was quoted as saying by The Indian
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a special team has been formed to catch the accused, who police are suspecting
to be in Bengaluru.
also played for Mumbai Indians (MI), and Punjab Kings (PBKS) in IPL.