A petition has been field in the Madras High Court seeking arrest of India men’s cricket team captain Virat Kohli and, actress Tamannah Bhatia for promoting online gambling. Also Read - Rahul Dravid Delivers Strong Message to State Units at BCCI Webinar, Says Don't Let Former Players' Experience go Waste
The petition has been filed by an advocate based out of Chennai who also wants the gambling apps to be banned, claiming youngsters are getting addicted to them, Times Now reported on Friday. He further stated that through public figures like Kohli and Tamannah, the promoters of such websites and apps are brainwashing youngsters. Also Read - Sri Lanka, UAE Kept as India's Back up For ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021: Report
In his petition, the advocate cited the case of a youngster who died by suicide after failing to repay the debt accumulated due to gambling. Also Read - IPL 2020: Education Technology Platform Unacademy Picks Bid Papers, Set to Fight For IPL Title Sponsorship Rights
The case will be heard on August 4 (Tuesday).
Meanwhile, Kohli will be next seen in action at the IPL 13 which is all set to be held in UAE from September 19 this year due to the coronavirus situation in India.
The fixtures will be finalised by this weekend during the IPL Governing Council meeting.
The BCCI will also handover Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to the franchises following which they will plan their pre-season camp.
The SOPs are expected to be prepared on the lines of the recently concluded England-West Indies Test series which was played in a bio-secure environment.
According the reports, fans will not be permitted, at least during the initial stage of the league but may be allowed later on.