Kolkata Knight Riders South African pacer Morne Morkel has reportedly alerted the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit of the Indian Premier League that he was approached by a 'suspicious' individual in Dubai and was uncomfortable in dealing with the person. The ACSU, which is an ICC watchdog, has so far refused to confirm this approach.
According to a report in the Times of India on Friday, the ACSU was also alerted about a suspicious woman who tried to enter a hotel in Dubai where the Rajasthan Royals players were staying. The ACSU is being led by Ravi Sawani and also has investigating officer Niranjan Singh Virk. Sawani's team has been in UAE soon after BCCI decided to hold the first leg of the IPL in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. (Sharjah gets another chance to host cricket matches)
The ACSU team visits every match to monitor any suspicious moves that may lead to betting or match-fixing. It may be remembered that Sharjah was banned as a venue by India in 2000 after reports of match-fixing broke. (First leg of IPL to be held in UAE)