DDCA official involved in 2021 IPL betting controversy: reports

If reports are to be believed, a Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) official could be involved in the betting racket as Delhi Police, in their investigation, found that the DDCA had let in two more people. in the field of Feroz Shah Kotla as part of the maintenance staff during IPL 2021.

Only 40 people were registered with DDCA as housekeeping staff, but it was discovered that 42 people were allowed to enter Arun Jaitley Stadium during the IPL 2021 tournament. By the way, Delhi Police two people for having engaged in “bets” during the said match.

Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. Image-PTI

On May 3, Delhi police caught two people allegedly “accredited” by the IPL for illegally entering Arun Jaitley Stadium during the Rajasthan Royals-Sunrisers Hyderabad match. This happened after a Delhi police official found Krishan Garg and Manish Kansal in the ground and after not receiving satisfactory answers to his questions, filed an FIR against the two.

Police are investigating the matter. This could lead to someone within the DDCA: reports

Shabbir Hussain Khandwawala, head of the Cricket Control Board of India’s Anti-Corruption Unit (BCCI ACU), told IANS in an interview on Thursday that he believed DDCA was responsible for accreditation of the two people who entered the stadium for the “purpose of the bet”.

“There were 40 people who were allowed to enter Arun Jaitley Stadium for housekeeping during IPL matches at Aun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. However, these two individuals, who were arrested by Delhi police, managed to enter the stadium. o there were 42 who finally managed to get in. The contract worker – a cleaner – who led to the arrest of these two, however, was among 40 who were registered, ” said a DDCA official familiar with the matter.

DDCA official involved in 2021 IPL betting controversy: reports
Shabbirhussain Shekhadam Khandwawala. AFP PHOTO / Sam PANTHAKY (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY / AFP via Getty Images)

“The police are investigating the case. This could lead to someone within the association. Responsibility rests with DDCA (HR) administrator Neeraj Sharma since all passes and accreditations and passes go through him ”. said the official.

Meanwhile, Sharma said the DDCA will investigate the matter and cannot talk about it until the investigation is completed.

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