Earlier this year, the spectre of corruption in the IPL had reared its ugly head again with a Rajasthan Royals player reporting that he was approached for spot-fixing just before the start of the tournament. While the names of the players weren't revealed at the time, it has come to light that the player who was approached in an attempt to fix matches was Pravin Tambe.
A report in Hindustan Times, quoted an unnamed source that it was Tambe who had been allegedly approached but the name of the Ranji player who approached him is still not known.
Earlier reports had said a Mumbai-based Rajasthan Royals player was approached by his Ranji teammate with an offer of money if he followed a pre-decided pattern of play.
Initially dismissing it as a joke, the player had declined the offer and reported the incident to the BCCI's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU). There were five Mumbai cricketers in the RR squad - Ajinkya Rahane, Pravin Tambe, Dinesh Salunkhe, Dhawal Kulkarni and Abhishek Nayar.
In April, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur has confirmed the incident.
"A player was approached and he immediately intimated @BCCI anti corruption unit. Glad that BCCI education policy showing positive results" Thakur had tweeted.
It's been two months since the approach was reported but the investigation is yet to be completed.
“We haven’t received information from the BCCI on who the two players are. We will not know till they inform us,” said Nitin Dalal, MCA treasurer, who was the joint-secretary when the incident came to light.
The BCCI too confirmed that the investigation is still going on.
“The investigation is the subject of the anti-corruption and security unit (ACSU) and once it submits the report, the disciplinary committee of the BCCI will act on it,” BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya told Hindustan Times.
Updated Date: Jun 27, 2015 13:37:06 IST