Bengaluru: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has taken cognizance of the KPL match-fixing scam, which threatens to target some of the big names in Indian cricket.
City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao said that the ICC, the global governing body of the game, has emailed Joint Commissioner (Crime) Sandeep Patil, extending all cooperation to the investigation.
The police have taken suggestions from senior cricket players on handling the investigation. They will also approach the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) and Board of Cricket Control for India (BCCI) to get the required information.
Mr Rao alleged that the sudden wealth of some of the cricketers had raised many eyebrows. “These players would go around in fancy, expensive cars and spend carelessly. Many people were wondering where they got the money from. Here is the answer to that question... Their wealth came from match-fixing,” he said.
The players, those arrested and under the scanner, will be investigated thoroughly. Their spending at resorts and their source of money will be probed too, he said....