Case registered against fraudsters duping young cricketers in return for Ranji selection

first_imgCase registered against fraudsters duping young cricketers in return for Ranji selectionThe BCCI told police that there is also the involvement of some cricket association members in the illegal activity.advertisement Arvind Ojha New DelhiMarch 14, 2019UPDATED: March 14, 2019 11:39 IST Three aspiring Delhi cricketers had allegedly paid Rs 80 lakh on the promise that they would be selected in Ranji teams (Reuters Photo)Delhi Police has registered a case after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) complained to them about cheating from young cricketers by fraudsters in the name of getting them a place in Ranji Trophy and other BCCI organized tournaments.The case of cheating was registered after BCCI’s regional integrity manager of its Anti Corruption Unit Anshuman Upadhyay stated that they have received three complaints from Kanishk Gaur and Kishan Attri of Rohini and Shivam Sharma from Gurgaon.They were allegedly duped of Rs 80 lakh on the pretext of getting them selected in the Ranji Trophy teams of Nagaland, Manipur and Jharkhand, police said.In the complaint, BCCI told police that there is also the involvement of some cricket association members in the illegal activity. “BCCI’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) is receiving complaints from young cricketers of cheating. These youngsters have been asked to pay huge sums of money and the players end up losing a lot of money and yet are not selected in the teams,” reads the FIR copy in the case.The investigation in the case revealed that after paying money the young cricketers played few matches of under 19 cricket and then removed.The suspects in the case also organized a cricket match in the name of the trial of Jamshedpur and Ranchi. The complainants also provided substantial evidence.In one of the case, fraudsters cheated Rs 10 lakh approximately, on the pretext of getting 17-year-old aspiring cricketer in the Ranji Trophy team. The role of some state board members is also being investigated. “There is the possibility that the accused in the case has duped cricketers of the huge sum of money,” reads police documents.advertisementA case under sections 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 467 (Forgery of valuable security, will, etc), 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (Using as genuine a forged 1[document or electronic record) and 120 B ( Punishment of criminal conspiracy) of Indian Penal Code.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow BCCIFollow Delhi Policelast_img


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