A player who is a part of the Indian Premier League 2020, recently put the BCCI’s unit of anti-corruption on high-alert by reporting a corrupt approach.
Indian Premier League 2020 is taking place in the UAE. A biosecure environment is being maintained and thus, it has reduced the chances of corrupters contacting the players. However, a strong online network is still intact, and hence, the threat remains.
Ajit Singh, who is the chief of BCCI ACU, and who is also the lead of a team including 8 members in the UAE, has given confirmation to the PTI about this development. When asked for details, Ajit said, “We are tracking him. It will take some time.”
According to the protocols of anti-corruption, due to confidentiality purposes, the player’s or the franchise’s name is not revealed.
Online approaches are being taken under focus, and into consideration by the BCCI ACU, as the players and other members of the IPL are in the bio-bubble. Almost all of the players are on various social media platforms such as Twitter, and Instagram, where many corrupters try to approach them.
According to a senior official of the BCCI, all the IPL players have been a part of many classes revolving around anti-corruption.
The BCCI official also said that the best thing about this situation is the fact that the particular player who got approached, figured that something was wrong and informed the ACU immediately. The official also said that each and every player of the teams including the Under-19 players thoroughly know about the anti-corruption protocols.
Because of the safety and health protocols of this year’s Indian Premier League, all of ACU’s compulsory sessions of counseling are being held online for all the playing teams.
Sportradar, which is a UK-based company, has joined hands with BCCI to offer its services in order to prevent any kind of betting or any other corrupt practices while the Indian Premier League 2020 takes place. The company will ensure this by using its Fraud Detection Services.