IPL 2019: Betting Cricket Racket Busted Ahead of KKR vs RCB at Eden Gardens, Seven Bookies Arrested

IPL 2019: Three persons from Nagpur and four persons from Madhya Pradesh ) were arrested from F1 block.

Updated: April 20, 2019 12:00 AM IST

By India.com Sports Desk | Edited by Ankit Banerjee

Ipl cricket betting racket busted
Ipl cricket betting racket busted

IPL 2019: Betting is back to haunt the cash-rich Indian Premier League 2019. Seven bookies were arrested ahead of the KKR v RCB match at Eden Gardens from F1 Block. It was today, on the basis of source information regarding cricket betting at Eden Gardens, Kolkata for VIVO IPL cricket match played between KKR and RCB a group has been nabbed. A team of ARS, DD after prolong watch was able to fix up a group of seven persons who were involved in cricket betting at F1 Block, Eden Gardens and subsequently seven persons (three persons from Nagpur and four persons from Madhya Pradesh ) were arrested from F1 block. 14 mobile phones including one betting accessory, etc have been seized. A specific case is being recorded at Maidan Police Station, according to Zee News inputs.

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A couple of days ago, a betting racket was busted in Hyderabad as well.

An amount of Rs 1 lakh, mobile phones, and other material was seized from accused Mahesh Singh and Sai Kiran Yadav. Both from Jiyaguda have been arrested and the prime suspect Sudesh Singh alias Laddu is absconding.

This is not the first time that IPL has come under the scanner.

Meanwhile, RCB captain Virat Kohli smashed his fifth IPL ton to help RCB post 213. RCB, languishing at the bottom of the points table and need to win every match to make it to the playoffs.

RCB scored 70 runs for the loss of just one wicket between overs 14 and 17. After Ali was dismissed, Kohli and Stoinis continued the carnage with the last three overs leaking 45 runs.

At the time of filing the copy, KKR was 178/4 in the 19th over. Russell is on fire along with Rana. Russell brought up his fifty of 21 balls which is also the second fastest fifty of the season thus far. He also became the first batsman to hit 100 sixes in IPL. Only a miracle can save KKR.

Brief scores

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 213/4 in 20 overs (Virat Kohli 100, Moeen Ali 66, Andre Russell 1/17) vs Kolkata Knight Riders

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Published Date: April 19, 2019 11:42 PM IST

Updated Date: April 20, 2019 12:00 AM IST