In the year 2013, the IPL was spotted by spot-fixing and betting, and the BCCI had to work hard to get out of it. But due to recent Bollywood actor Arbaaz Khan, the IPL is once again in the headlines.
Arbaaz Khan, while lodging his statement in the Thane Anti Extortion Cell, said that he has been betting in the IPL for the last 6 years. In last year’s IPL, betting of 2 crores 75 lakhs was lost, but after that, he won in many matches through Sonu Jalan. The Crime Branch questioned Arbaaz Khan for a long time. After leaving, Arbaaz Khan said that he is co-operating with the police and will continue to do so. According to the information, 10 to 15 people have been found in the investigation, who used to betting.
In 2013, the catch of betting big faces came to light when the spot-fixing controversy began. Everyone knows that then such players like S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, and Ankeet Chavan were stranded. Although the betting game in the IPL is not new and many big names have come out in it.
Vindu Dara Singh: The Big Boss Season 3 winner, Vindu Dara Singh was arrested by the Mumbai Police in 2013 and from there the big connection came from Bollywood betting. He was on the radar of police since the World Cup in 2011 in India. Well, after the arrest in 2013, he got bail soon.
Gurunath Meiyappan: After the matter of betting and spot-fixing in IPL 2013, Gurunath Meiyappan is also caught in the matter. In fact, he is the owner of Chennai Super Kings and former BCCI president N Srinivasan. In 2013 when spot-fixing was revealed in the IPL, Srinivasan was the BCCI president. On Gurunath, it was alleged that he was in touch with Vindu Dara Singh and was constantly sending him information related to the Chennai team. Due to this, lifetime ban was imposed on Meiyappan.
Raj Kundra: In the same controversy, the name of Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty’s husband and Rajasthan Royals co-owner Raj Kundra was also revealed. Delhi Police had claimed that Kundra lost the fourth season of IPL, 50 lakh in the fifth season, Rs.4 million in the fifth season and 12.5 lakh in the sixth season in betting. Life bans were also found on Raj Kundra. While Kundra and Vindu Dara Singh are close friends. At the same time, the Delhi Police also revealed the allegations of betting in a match and losing one lakh rupees during Shilpa’s IPL.