10 January, Kathmandu. After nearly a month-long investigation, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CIB) of Nepal Police has given official information about the two cricketers arrested for their alleged involvement in ‘spot-fixing’ in Nepal T20 cricket.
Nepali national cricket team all-rounder Mohammad Adil Alam and former national cricketer Mahbub Alam were arrested by the police on Monday itself. According to CIB, at least 10 people are involved in the fixing.
Police said that 5 people were contacted for spot-fixing in Nepal T20. Bureau’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Sanjaysinh Thapa says, ‘It has been observed that two of them played by influencing the game activities as per the approach.’ He said that others have informed the International Cricket Council (ICC) about this approach.
According to SP Thapa, one of those who accepted the spot-fixing offer is Mohammad Adil Alam, while the other is Biratnagar Super Kings captain Andre McCarthy.
Thapa said, “Adil was approached for bowling one no ball and another wide ball, it was found that he played the same game in at least two matches.”
According to the police, according to an agreement with the bookie (fixer), Adil, who plays for Janakpur Royals, did spot-fixing in the match against Kathmandu Knights on December 12. He bowled a ‘no ball’ in 11.1 overs and bowled the next ball wide. In that match, Adil bowled 4 overs and took 1 wicket for 38 runs. Which included two wides and a ‘no ball’.
He is also accused of spot-fixing in the match against Farwest United on 14 December. Adil could only bowl one over in that match. He bowled a no ball on the first ball of the last over of the power play. After this, he also threw a wide ball. He did the same in this over, which he did two days ago in the 12th over of the match against Kathmandu Knights.
The foreign player who is alleged to have been involved in fixing is Andre McCarthy, captain of the Viratnagar Super Kings, whose captaincy appointment was questioned. Rohit Kumar Paudel, the captain of the Nepalese national team, was named as the captain of Biratnagar. But the day before the start of the tournament, McCarthy was suddenly appointed captain. It was at this time that it was suspected that McCarthy was made a suitable captain for spot-fixing.
According to sources, a complaint has been lodged against him in the Anti Corruption Unit (ACU). That’s why Rohit was handed over the captaincy after being removed from the match on 19th December.
But when CIB came to know about his involvement, he had already reached his country. However, the police claim that he will be brought to justice with the help of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol).
Abhishek is also included with Jatin
The police have concluded that Abhishek Saklani, the head and chief executive officer of Seven Three Sports, who has been made business and strategic partner by the Nepal Cricket Association (CAN), Jatin Aluwalia, has a role in spot-fixing in the league.
They fled to India on December 18, when the competition was in progress, after the CIB started the investigation. According to the source, Mehboob Alam was asked by an assistant to the owner and CEO of Seven Three Sports to approach players close to him for fixing. For that he was offered money at the rate of two lakh rupees per player.
During investigation, CIB found audio and messenger chats offered by Mehboob for spot-fixing. The source told online news, ‘It has been proposed to give 6 to 8 lakhs per game in the audio,’ Mehboob said in that conversation that if there are 6 games then there will be 36 lakhs, this is good money. ,
It is not clear whether Mehboob had received the money or not. Police has asked for bank details. Adil also did not clearly state who had offered spot-fixing. Police arrested him on Monday from the playground of Public Bindeshwari Medium School located at Rajviraj-5, Saptari. Ansari had come to play in the ongoing Munna Shah Memorial Inter College Cricket Tournament from Info High School.
the wave has come, the wave is yet to come
To influence the overall match result is called match fixing. Spot-fixing is the act of influencing certain sporting activities. Its purpose is not seen as anything other than speculation.
If experts are to be believed, the problem of spot-fixing in cricket started coming to the fore from 2010 itself. As internet ‘gambling’ flourished, incidents of spot-fixing began to increase. In 2010, it was revealed that three players took money from bookies to spot-fix a Test match between England and Pakistan at Leeds Stadium in London.
During the investigation after a newspaper wrote about the unnatural behavior of the players, it was revealed that Mazhar Majeed and others collected money by bowling no balls. This is the first incident of spot-fixing that came to the public in world cricket. The players involved were banned by the ICC from international and national cricket tournaments for 5 years. Since then, players have been involved in spot-fixing in various international competitions.
During the investigation of Nepal T20 League fixing, the players who gave statements have revealed that there were proposals for fixing in previous matches in Nepal as well. There are statements from some players being ‘approached’ in competitions including the Everest Premier League. An investigating officer of the bureau says, “There have been places in the past where it is suspected that such an incident might have taken place, but the investigation of old games was not under investigation.”
But a senior police official says they are being a bit lenient to give rising power Nepali cricket a chance to improve. ‘Not that there is any ground to suspect others, but by locking all of them up, the idea is to make cricket worse or motivate them to improve’, the official said, ‘if it doesn’t improve If it happens, the situation can be serious.
According to the investigating officers, more players are under suspicion in the Nepal T20 league as well. In the report given by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ICU) of the ICC, it has been mentioned that the activities of some players are unnatural. According to information given to online news by a high source, at least four more players have unnatural movements.
Bureau’s Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Dinesh Acharya said, ‘Now the inquiry committee has submitted the report,’ the involvement of other people may also be revealed during the statement.
question on can only
Bureau’s Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Acharya has indicated that the Nepal Cricket Association may also be investigated. The role of Cain has also been questioned in the report of the 6-member inquiry committee constituted under the leadership of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of the Bureau Sundar Tiwari.
According to the report, Cain failed to take into account the background of strategic and business partners of the game, which could affect national cricket and the nation’s image as the Nepal T20 league represents the country.
Cain tied up with the controversial Seven Three Sports to build a T20 league for Nepal by paying Rs 330 crore for 8 years. It was mentioned in the charter of this company that gambling and betting would be run. The report states that despite being aware of this, Cain failed to give due consideration to the financial resources of the business partners and franchise teams, past association with the cricket world, transparency, accountability and ability to discharge responsibility.
What could be the source of the way Seven Three Sports has invested in Nepal? SSP Acharya said that they are looking into whether there is a situation where returns can be obtained according to the investment. “There is also a question whether that company was capable of running this league,” he says.
In such a situation, if a detailed investigation is to be done, then the CAN officer says that an investigating officer is naturally under the purview of the investigation. “While our aim is not to further destroy budding cricket, even if those directly involved are punished, we want others to learn from it,” says an official.
According to officials, in 2072, the Crime Investigation Division investigated the match-fixing case of Nepalese football, but found that money had gone into the accounts of some players, but did not make defendants.
An official says, “We do not know how many people were given team money.