Virender Singh Shah and Balam Singh have reportedly been involved in betting and disclosed some important match details during the 2021 IPL.
While the Indian Premier League (IPL) most often made the news for all the right reasons, this time it was slightly different as the Delhi Police Special Cell arrested two people in connection with illegal betting . News that Virender Singh Shah and Balam Singh were allegedly involved in betting and leaked some important match details to bookies during the first half of the 14e the IPL edition has been unveiled.
Although the Cricket Control Board in India (BCCI) Officials are taking all possible measures to prevent any illegal activity from taking place, this time the culprits have somehow passed on the details of a match between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad which was held in Delhi. Shah and Singh hatched a plan and helped bookmakers create fake credentials in the name of Manish Kansal and Krishan Garg. The duo, however, could not escape police as they were caught giving information to bookies from the stadium.
The duo’s plan seemed almost successful when they pulled the accreditation forms from an individual from the housekeeping company and another staff member from the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC). The pair then managed to replace the credentials with Kansal and Garg.
A senior police officer shared the same. “Shah has been working for ten years and Balam is employed. They were approached by the bookies and lured in to make accreditation cards for their two men (for the IPL match). They obtained pre-selected candidate forms from the Housekeeping Personnel Company and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC). They then deleted the forms of two selected candidates and added the forms of their men, ”as reported by the Indian Express.
DDCA President Rohan Jaitley gives full support to police officers
As soon as the news broke, Jaitely confirmed that the State Council had zero tolerance for any illegal activity taking place during matches and offered to give full support to the police in the matter.
“The person involved has already been suspended, and any action that needs to be taken, regardless of who is involved, will be taken appropriately. The DDCA has cooperated with the police investigation and will continue to do so in this matter. Once the investigation is completed, we will act accordingly, and the appropriate actions and changes will be made. There will be a review, ”Jaitley said.
Meanwhile, BCCI has confirmed the IPL dates for the UAE stage which will start from September 19.