Tamil Nadu premier league is reportedly under investigation for match fixing. An internal probe by the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has found widespread corruption in the popular Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL).
According to a report in The Indian Express, an India player, an IPL regular and a Ranji Trophy coach are in the mix.
According to the report mentions that sources involved in the probe have revealed that match-fixers and bookies, after taking control of a franchise through an illegal deal with the team owner, are running the team in such a way that they make windfall gains in betting.
In a statement to The Indian Express BCCI’s ACU chief Ajit Singh said: “There were a few instances when players were approached. These players have informed us and we are checking who have approached them. We are taking statements asking when they were approached, under what circumstances.”
Meanwhile ACU investigators are saying that a syndicate of Gujarat and Kolkata based bookies and a fixer has been in touch with the owner of the TNPL team under the scanner since last April.
According to ACU sources, one of the bookies mentioned that the coach was seen giving instructions to players on how many runs to score.