Mumbai: Royal Challengers Bangalore star pacer Mohammed Siraj has reported a ‘corrupt approach’ to BCCI’s Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) from an unknown person who demanded ‘inside news’ about the team after ‘losing a lot of money’ in an IPL game.
According to reports, Mohd Siraj was approached through a call after RCB’s loss in the match. The pacer promptly reported the matter to ACU officials, who are attached with the teams.
A senior BCCI source said that “It wasn’t a bookie who approached Siraj. It is a driver from Hyderabad who is addicted to betting on matches. He had lost huge money and approached Siraj for inside information,”.
After the spot-fixing scandals of S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan, BCCI has beefed up its ACU network. Currently, each team has a dedicated ACU official who stays in the same hotel and is there at the ground monitoring all the movements.
RCB lost their previous match to Chennai Super Kings by eight runs at the Chinnaswamy Stadium with fortunes swinging wildly. Sri Lankan pace bowler Matheesha Parthirana bowled two crucial death overs to restrict the home team to 218/8 in the chase of 226 and earn victory for CSK.
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