In 2013, after the spot-fixing that took place during the IPL, there was a big stain on Indian cricket.
However, the Anti Corruption Unit of the ICC has increased the troubles of the BCCI by saying that most of the corruption-related cases it is currently investigating are connected to India, and India is becoming its base. It is being said that after the IPL, bookies are now targeting the domestic league.
According to Hindustan Times news, Richardson, an officer of the Anti Corruption Unit, said, “We are currently investigating many cases related to corruption and 50 of these cases are related to India.” However, so far no player’s name has been revealed in this case.
The officer further said, ‘Players are the last part of the chain. The problem is that those who are really attached to it sit outside the grounds. I can give eight such names to Indian government agencies who are trying to trap players by giving them money.’
In the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) last year, many people were accused of fixing, including players as well as team owners. A charge sheet has also been filed against these people for investigation. BCCI ACU President Ajit Singh said, ‘All this is done to earn money from illegal bets.’
For this, team officials, owners, sports staff, and players are contacted. Every year, he gets a turnover of 3 to four thousand.
The ICC says that the situation in India will not improve until fixing here is declared a crime according to the law.
Richardson said, ‘Sri Lanka was the first country to bring a law against match-fixing, so cricket is safe there. Things are much better in Australia. However, there is no such law in India, due to which the BCCI is not able to work there openly.’
According to Australian law, he can prevent anyone from coming to his country before a big tournament. 2021 T20 World Cup and 2023 ODI World Cup are going to happen in India, in such a change in the law can be very important.