According to a report from news agency PTI, Royal Challengers Bangalore’s premier bowler Mohammed Siraj reported a “corrupt approach” to BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit earlier this week. According to the article, an unidentified man wanted inside information about his team before Australia began a formal tour to the nation in February of this year. After receiving a call, the Team India pacer informed ACU officials of the situation right away.
The call was made by a Hyderabadi driver and not a bookie
“The person who contacted Siraj wasn’t a bookie. He works as a driver in Hyderabad and has a gambling addiction to Indian sports. After suffering a significant financial loss playing Indian games, he contacted Siraj over WhatsApp “On the condition of anonymity, a senior BCCI source familiar with the developments told PTI.
“Siraj instantly reported the approach. The individual had been apprehended by the police (Andhra Police), “Said the source.
The BCCI had increased its ACU activity since S Sreesanth, Ankit Chavan, and Ajit Chandila were detained on spot-fixing charges alongside former CSK team principal Gurunath Meiyappan.
Now a specialised ACU official is assigned to each squad, who stays in the same hotel and is there on the scene to oversee all movements. Also, there is a required ACU training for players on the dos and don’ts, and punishments are in force if any player fails to report a corrupt strategy.
Shakib Al Hasan, the captain of Bangladesh, was suspended in 2021
Siraj has been performing admirably for RCB this season, taking 8 wickets through the first five games. In their first five games, the RCB had a winless streak, losing two. With four points, the team is presently ranked ninth in the standings.