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India increase efforts on curbing match-fixing

India increase efforts on curbing match-fixing

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has bolstered its efforts to eradicate the menace of math-fixing, which is currently plaguing the various regional leagues under its purview. The arrest of a Karnataka Premier League franchise owner has brought to the fore this rising issue and the BCCI is concerned over the spread of this problem.

Ashfaq Ali Thara, the owner of a team in the Karnataka Premier League, a state-level T20 competition, was accused of making illegal bets with the help of a Dubai-based bookie. He has now been arrested by the police in Bangalore to investigate further role in any fixing-related activities.

On the other hand, Tamil Nadu Premier League was also hit by allegations of corruption and fixing while a woman cricketer belonging to India’s national side reported of an illegal approach from a bookmaker. The BCCI is thus increasing its vigorous attempts to put an end to corruption in the sport.