IPL 2021 Cricket scam: Gurugram police issue notices to 9 including Ranji players involved in fake IPL talent scouts case

Cricket scam: Gurugram police serve notice on 9, including Ranji players, to join probe
Cricket scam: Gurugram police serve notice on 9, including Ranji players, to join probe

IPL 2021 Cricket Scam – IPL Fake Trails Scam: The fake IPL trials scam conducted by a sports management company based out of Gurugram is getting murkier. Now the Gurguram Police has issued notices to various officials of BCCI’s registered state associations like DDCA, Himachal and Arunachal Pradesh Cricket Association.

According to a report by The Tribune, notice are also issued to some of the former Ranji Cricketers who are alleged to be involved in conducting fake trials for IPL and also inclusion in varous age-group and Ranji Trophy teams.

The police has asked these officials of state-bodies to join the probe.

IPL 2021 Cricket scam: Gurugram police issue notices to 9 including Ranji players involved in fake IPL talent scouts case

IPL 2021 Cricket Scam – IPL Fake Trails Scam: The list of the officials and players includes some of the senior functionaries of DDCA.

According to the report, Sanjay Bhardwaj, present convener and former director of Delhi & District Cricket Association; Navam Vivek, president of Arunachal Cricket Association; Kulbir Rawat (batsman) Najafgarh, Delhi; Anurag, a cricketer from Mujaffarnagar in UP; Sobers Joban, whose name was allegedly involved in match fixing in 2017; Deen Dyal Upadhyay, Ranji player from UP; Ajay Sharma, official of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association; cricket coach Raj Rajput and Amit Diwedi – all have been asked to join the probe in next 7 days.

Police sources have confirmed to The Tribune, that these suspects had allegedly taken money in their personal accounts from alleged main accused Ashutosh Bora.

  •  An investigating officer of the economic offence wing (EOW-2) said as per the bank account records, transactions worth more than Rs 11 lakh are found in the account of Sanjay Bhardwaj, present convener and former director of DDCA.
  • Similarly, the money was allegedly transferred online to all other eight suspects and they asked them to join investigation.

It is worth noting that On September 4, the EOW-2 busted a gang for allegedly duping aspiring cricketers of several lakhs, promising them selection in various teams and tournaments.

The accused —Ashutosh, Chitra and Nitin, directors of Secure Corporate Management Private Limited, were arrested on the same day. Three other accused — Raj Rajput, Amit Diwedi and Pushkar Tiwari — are still at large

These kind of cases have been nabbed and busted in various other states & cities all around the countries.