Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) management committee member Sudhendra Shinde has been arrested in connection with the alleged match-fixing in Karnataka Premier League.
Bengaluru police have made the arrest today (Wednesday). The cops have questioned Shinde for two days before his arrest.
Shinde was the coach of Karnataka Premier League team Belagavi Panthers. “Shinde along with Ali Ashfaq Tara had allegedly fixed a few matches,” a police officer said. A lookout notice has also been issued against Bellary Tuskers’ owner Arvind Venkatesh Reddy.
The officer said Shinde was being taken into custody today to further interrogate them about the involvement of others.
So far, nine people including Shinde have been arrested. Tara was the first to be arrested in this case.
The KPL spot-fixing scandal came to light when Bhavesh Gulecha, bowler of Ballari Tuskers, lodged a complaint with the police against an international bookie Sayyam and drummer Bhavesh Bafna.
Former India seamer and hero of Karnataka’s Mushtaq Ali Trophy triumph Abhimanyu Mithun too had been summoned the Bengaluru Police Crime Branch sleuths in connection with the KPL spot-fixing probe.
Bellary Tuskers captain C M Gautam, a former Karnataka wicketkeeper-batsman and his teammate Abrar Qazi were arrested by the city Central Crime Branch, which is investigating charges of fixing in the last two seasons of KPL.