New Delhi: The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) of the Cricket Board of India (BCCI) has come into action once again. A player of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020 ) has contacted the BCCI ACU for him being Contacted for betting.
BCCI’s ACU chief Ajit Singh confirmed this. A player has reported to be contacted. When asked about the alleged bookie, Ajit Singh said, “We are watching him.” It will take some time.’
According to ACU, the player’s name has not been revealed for confidentiality. Unlike previous years, this year players and team members are living in bio-bubble, ACU is focusing on the possible online corruption medium.
Most of the young players are especially present on social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter where strangers try to befriend them as fans.
A senior BCCI official said that most of the players have participated in these anti-corruption sessions whether it is Indian or foreign. The best thing is that the player he contacted immediately realized that something was wrong, after which he immediately shared his concerns with the ACU. All the players, even the under-19 players, are well aware of the anti-corruption protocol.
BCCI together with the UK company Sport Radar will provide its services to prevent betting and other corrupt practices through Fraud Investigation Services (FDS) during IPL.