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Betting charges dog Andhra Premier League

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Nov 21, 2020, 12:01 am IST
Updated Nov 21, 2020, 12:37 am IST
The six cricketers from Andhra Pradesh include four from Kadapa district and another from Anantapur district
The organisers reportedly warned players for involvement in suspicious activities
 The organisers reportedly warned players for involvement in suspicious activities

ANANTAPUR: At least six players from Andhra Premier League (APL) conducted at RDT stadium here last month, were reportedly involved in cricket betting and match-fixing.

The six cricketers from Andhra Pradesh include four from Kadapa district and another from Anantapur district, used ‘Dafabet’, an online betting company. The anti-corruption unit of Andhra Cricket Association (ACA), reportedly identified the role of some players in betting.

 

Andhra Premier League was held as Karbonn Harmonycity T 20 Andhra by Andhra Cricket Association for 18 days in October. A total of 98 players participated in the event and 33 matches were held overall with Kings-IX emerging triumphant.

Now the online betting allegations have raised many eyebrows. Sources close to ACA revealed the players were involved in betting, although there was no evidence of match-fixing.

Association president Sharath, secretary Durgaprasad and several others were present during the tournament. The organisers reportedly warned players for involvement in suspicious activities.

 

“The players were not involved in match-fixing activities but in betting by using an online betting company”, an official from ACA confirmed.

A police officer from Anantapur district observed that he had become suspicious because of a group of sponsors in the league.

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