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India coronavirus News24.com | Pandemic ‘bio bubbles’ will help thwart IPL match-fixers: corruption watchdog

India coronavirus News24.com | Pandemic ‘bio bubbles’ will help thwart IPL match-fixers: corruption watchdogIndia coronavirus

india coronavirus The Mumbai Indians celebrate after beating the Chennai Super Kings in the 2019 IPL final in Hyderabad.

The Mumbai Indians have fun after beating the Chennai Super Kings within the 2019 IPL closing in Hyderabad.

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Shady match-fixers will discover it more durable to method cricketers within the Indian Premier League’s coronavirus bubble, Indian cricket’s anti-corruption chief has informed AFP.

The world’s richest Twenty20 league will begin 19 September within the United Arab Emirates after being moved due to the coronavirus disaster.

Confining the eight groups to “bio-bubbles” will additionally help anti-corruption officers “keeping a watch on people” stated Ajit Singh, chief of the anti-corruption unit on the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

“Controlling interaction between players and others will not be very difficult.”

Cricket has grow to be a key battleground within the battle in opposition to spot-fixing – unlawful bets on a sure a part of the motion, akin to what number of runs are scored in an over.

Singh stated he will assign two liaison officers to watch every staff through the 53-day event.

Players’ Twitter feedback will even be watched for coded messages, he added.

The money-spinning IPL has been suffering from corruption and match-fixing controversy because it began in 2008.

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan was suspended final 12 months for failing to report corrupt approaches, one in all them over the IPL.

A 2013 scandal prompted the Chennai Super Kings, led by ex-India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and Rajasthan Royals to be suspended in 2015 for 2 seasons.

The scandal noticed Shanthakumaran Sreesanth, a Rajasthan Royals bowler, being banned for all times together with team-mates Ankit Chavan and Ajit Chandila over the unlawful spot-fixing and betting scandal.

The three had been arrested in 2013 with scores of bookies as a part of a probe into allegations that gamers had underperformed in return for money. Sreesanth’s ban was revoked by India’s prime court docket final 12 months.

The T20 league is a large income earner for the BCCI. Before the virus it was estimated to generate greater than $11 billion for the Indian economic system annually.

Teams have already began arriving within the UAE the place gamers will be beneath per week’s isolation earlier than they begin coaching.

The video games will solely be performed in Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and Dubai whereas a standard season in India sees greater than 10 venues used.

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