Match-fixing has been the part of India Cricket for so long and the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) is taking safety measures to make match-making an offence.
BCCI has recently revealed the name of fixer, ‘Ravinder Dandiwal’, who has involved himself in fixing tennis matches. It has been finding out that he belongs to Mohali and has been involved in the Afghanistan Premier League (APL) as well as operating at club levels.
The Sydney Morning Herald had initially reported about Victoria Police naming Dandiwal as the “central figure” in the match-fixing scandal. It was later confirmed by a top BCCI anti-corruption official, as reported by The Indian Express.
BCCI keeping an eye on the match-fixer linked with Tennis and APL
“He is originally from Mohali near Chandigarh but moves around a lot in the Middle East and other places. His name has figured among those who organise cricket leagues. Once it figured in a private cricket league in Haryana, which the ACU scuttled. An advisory was sent to all BCCI-registered players not to participate,” revealed Singh as quoted by Indian Express.
“He had taken a cricket team to Australia, where a club was organising a tournament, and a few players from that team never returned… We found that the players who had vanished were charged hefty sums to be part of the team. Probably, it was an immigration racket and that’s why we lodged a complaint with police,” an official of BCCI added.
“There have been inquiries about him, but he is not a participant, so there’s very little action that we can take against him. He hasn’t figured in the inquiries we conducted in the T20 leagues (organised by state associations). But he is a person of interest, and we do try and keep him under watch,” Singh further added.