IPL 7: Sunil Gavaskar Reveals 2 Players Approached by Bookies

BCCI's IPL head Sunil Gavaskar has revealed that bookies approached two players during this season's tournament. The incident has been reported to the Anti-Corruption Unit.

updated: May 22, 2014 18:38 IST
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At a time when the Supreme Court has appointed a committee to probe allegations of match-fixing and betting in the 2013 Indian Premier League, bookies are still trying to influence players. Speaking to reporters in Kolkata on Thursday, Sunil Gavaskar, who has been appointed by the Supreme Court to run the tainted IPL, said two players were approached by bookies during this year's tournament.

The players reported the matter to the IPL governing council through officers appointed with each team and the approach has been reported to the BCCI's anti-corruption unit. "They are looking into it," Gavaskar said. Details of the players or teams were not available.

The Test legend also said that issue regarding Brendon McCullum being approached by the bookies is something to be concerned about but assured that no leak as far as confidentiality of cricketer's discussions with ACSU has happened from IPL.

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