A Delhi nurse approached an Indian player for inside information on IPL 2020 on September 30 but the matter was reported to the BCCI ACU.
Delhi nurse approached India cricketer during IPL for inside information. (Courtesy by BCCI)
- Delhi nurse approached an Indian player for inside information on IPL 2020
- The player immediately reported it to BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit
- BCCI ACU head said the matter was now closed after thorough investigation
The BCCI’s ACU chief Ajit Singh confirmed that a Delhi-based nurse approached an India player for confidential team information during the Indian Premier League as she wanted to bet on IPL matches.
IPL 2020, which was held across three venues in UAE in a bio-secure environment, has reduced the chance for persons with dubious credentials to approach the player directly.
Reportedly, the nurse posed as a Delhi-based doctor working with a private hospital. The cricketer, though never met her in person, came in contact with her via social media seeking advice for prevention against the coronavirus infection. As per anti-corruption protocols, the name of the player (Indian or overseas) or franchise was not revealed for confidentiality purposes.
According to a report in The Indian Express, the nurse approached the Indian player on September 30, in the middle of the IPL season, and the player reported the matter to the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit. The matter was closed after investigation.
“The player had reported to us during the IPL. We investigated it, and the matter is closed now. The person who approached the player was unprofessional (no connections with betting syndicate), and there was no further lead found,” BCCI ACU chief Ajit Singh told The Indian Express.
“We investigated thoroughly. The accused knew the player. When the player reported the matter, we took all the details. Later, we called her for questioning too, but nothing was found from her. The matter is closed,” he added.
“He said he did not know where she lived or worked. During an online conversation, she told the player that she wanted to bet, and for that, she wanted to know about the match and playing XI,” a BCCI source told Indian Express.