KPL match-fixing scandal: Banning state leagues no panacea for match-fixing; onus lies on BCCI to curb recurring menace
Suing the cricketers for damaging the goodwill of the game and a tournament or franchise’s standing could be a good way to ensure that corrupt players do not get away scot-free. The BCCI could also help law enforcement authorities write a code on how to outlaw fixing and make it an offence punishable by law.
At the behest of Sayyam, celebrity drummer Bhavesh Bafna had allegedly tried to bribe bowler Bhavesh Gulecha of Bellary Tuskers in KPL asking him to give 10 runs during his over of bowling, which the latter declined.
After KPL spot-fixing fallout, BCCI ACU chief calls for state-run T20 leagues to be scrutinised more closely
Despite the recent cases of corruption in state-run T20 Leagues, BCCI ACU chief Ajit Singh doesn't endorse the idea of banning the state-run leagues.
As the spot-fixing rocked Karnataka Premier League, the state cricket association on Thursday announced the suspension of Belagavi Panthers franchise, whose owner Ali Ashfaq Thara is among the six people arrested so far in connection with the scandal.
Karnataka dominated the one-sided encounter against 'A' team scoring a mammoth 339 for 4, riding on Ravikumar Samarth's (85 off 87 balls) and all-rounder Pawan Deshpande's (95 off 87 balls).
Ranji Trophy roundup: Karnataka in command after taking a 222-run lead over Mumbai; defending champions Gujarat on backfoot
Karnataka took control of their Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Mumbai by taking a commanding 222-run lead over the 41-time champions on Day Two of the five-day game.