The Daily Star – Bangladesh – Indian police have arrested three men suspected of placing illegal bets on Indian Premier League matches as authorities crack down on gambling rackets that emerge around the billion-dollar franchise every year.

Summary

  • Indian police have arrested three men suspected of placing illegal bets on Indian Premier League matches as authorities crack down on gambling rackets that emerge around the billion-dollar franchise every year.
  • Media reports say police have busted other syndicates, in the southern city of Hyderabad and the eastern state of West Bengal, in the first two weeks of the 11th season of the lucrative IPL franchise.
  • The money-spinning IPL, the world’s most popular domestic cricket league, has been plagued by controversy since its inception in 2008.
  • A spot-fixing scandal in 2013 led to the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals being suspended in 2015 for two seasons.
  • Criminal charges were later dropped but the players were banned for breaching the code of conduct of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.


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