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IPL 2019 Match Fixing Scandal: A timeline

IPL 2019 Match Fixing Scandal: A timeline

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has concluded two cases related to IPL betting in 2019.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has shut two cases related to IPL betting in 2019. These cases, initially registered in May 2022, were centered around allegations of match-fixing within the Indian Premier League (IPL) with suspected involvement from Pakistan. However, citing insufficient evidence, CBI has opted to officially close these cases.

The IPL has been marred by several controversies, involving, betting, spot-fixing, and match fixing. The controversy of alleged match fixing in the IPL occurred in 2019.

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Here is a timeline of events that unfolded in IPL 2019 match fixing scandal:

May 14, 2022: The CBI registered two separate cases against seven suspected punters for allegedly fixing some matches of the IPL 2019 season. The CBI claimed that the accused were in contact with some bookies and fixers based in Pakistan, who provided them with information and instructions on how to manipulate the matches.

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May 14, 2022: The agency received inputs that “a network of individuals involved in cricket betting are influencing the outcome of IPL matches based on inputs received from Pakistan”, the FIRs read.

May 15, 2022: The CBI conducted raids at the premises of the accused in Delhi, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Jodhpur, and seized several electronic devices, documents, cash, and other incriminating evidence.

January 2, 2024: After two years, the CBI closed both cases related to alleged fixing of IPL 2019 matches due to lack of evidence.

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