Mohammed Siraj reveals unlawful approach; BCCI’s anti-corruption unit leaps into action

Mohammed Siraj has been in pretty good shape until now in IPL 2023

India pacer Mohammed Siraj, who turns out for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League has reported a “corrupt” approach to the BCCI’s Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) according to a report by the news agency PTI.

This incident was reported by Sirah earlier this week according to PTI. The report says that an unidentified man approached Siraj for ‘inside news’ about the Royal Challengers Bangalore, after losing a huge amount of money in an IPL match. Siraj reported the matter to the ACU  officials immediately after receiving the call.

A source who is in the know of the events said that the call was made by a driver and not by a bookie. “It wasn’t a bookie who approached Siraj. It is a driver from Hyderabad who is addicted to betting on matches. He had lost huge money and approached Siraj for inside information. Siraj reported the approach immediately. The law enforcement authorities have nabbed the man. More details are being awaited,”, the senior BCCI source who is privy to the developments said on the condition of anonymity.

Here is what Mohammed Siraj had to say about the unfortunate incident

Such events are not new in the IPL. The tournament was rocked by a serious spot-fixing scandal in 2013 when India pacers S Sreesanth, Ankit Chavan, Ajit Chandila were arrested along with the CSK Team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan.

Since then the BCCI has put in stringent measures to eradicate such incidents. Every team has a dedicated ACU official who stays at the same hotel with the team and monitors all the movements on the ground. The measures also include a mandatory workshop for the players on the dos and don’ts and failure to report corrupt approaches lead to strict sanctions.

Siraj has been in fine form for the RCB taking 8 wickets in 5 matches but the team has only won 2 of them. The Bengaluru based franchise are currently 8th in the table.



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