Man arrested in India over ‘fake Uva T20 tournament’

2020-07-07 at 07:07

Indian police has arrested an alleged match-fixer Ravinder Dandiwal in connection with a T20 match played in Mohali but streamed online as a game in Sri Lanka.

According to Indian media reports two others have also been arrested in connection with the incident.

The game held last month was under investigation by the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit, the Indian police and Sri Lanka Cricket.

The ”Indian Express” reported that the game played on June 29 took place in a village, 16 km from Chandigarh, but was streamed as a ”Uva T20 League” match in Badulla, the home of the Uva Province Cricket Association (UPCA).

Both UPCA and Sri Lanka Cricket have denied their involvement in the league.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Dandiwal had organised fraudulent tournaments in the past as well.

While Punjab Police officials had earlier said an investigation is currently underway to ascertain if a betting ring was involved, the BCCI had asserted that it is keeping an eye, but only to the extent of getting details of those involved.