Ghost of match-fixing? Siraj says a person approached him for ‘insider’ data

Indian cricket is once more haunted by the worry of match-fixing, as Indian pacer Mohammed Siraj alleged {that a} man who approached him for “inside” data after dropping cash whereas betting in the course of the ODI sequence between India and Australia in March. 

After being approached for “insider” data, the Indian pacer instantly reported the incident to BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), reported ANI citing Anti-Corruption Unit officers on Wednesday.

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Sports activities profession of a number of Indian cricketers was almost completed as a consequence of their hyperlink with corruption costs. The BCCI has intensified its anti-corruption marketing campaign ever since S Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan, and Ajit Chandia, all crew members of the Rajasthan Royals have been detained on suspicion of spot fixing. Furthermore, former CSK official Gurunath Meiyappan was additionally arrested for hyperlinks to betting in Might 2013.

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Since then, BCCI has additional strengthened its anti-corruption marketing campaign amongst gamers and officers concerned within the recreation. Additionally it is obligatory for gamers to attend an ACU session. Furthermore, gamers additionally need to face penalties, in case they didn’t report any case of insider data or different sort of corruption. In 2019, Bangladesh’s captain Shakib Al Hasan, was suspended as he didn’t report a corrupt technique used throughout a tri-series in early 2018 and through his IPL tenure later that 12 months.

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Siraj has carried out fairly nicely for his crew Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), within the ongoing IPL session. In the course of the session, he has taken eight wickets in 5 matches at a mean of 17.50 and an economic system charge of seven.00. His greatest bowling figures within the event thus far is 3/22.

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Having earned the crown of the most effective bowler in ICCC Males’s ODI Participant Rankings amongst bowlers, Siraj has additionally left his mark in worldwide cricket this 12 months. Until now, he has taken 19 wickets thus far in eight ODIs for India in 2023, at a mean of 13.21 and an economic system charge of 4.61. In ODIs, his greatest bowling figures are 4/32. He’s additionally the highest-wicket taker in ODIs for India and amongst ICC’s full-member nations thus far this 12 months. This 12 months, he has taken a wicket in three check matches that occurred in 2023.

(With company inputs)

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