Central Crime Branch Sleuths (CCB) on Thursday arrested two more batsmen in KPL spot-fixing scandal.
Shekhawat allegedly lured Viswanathan into a fix with the help of Prasad during the 2018 season. Not only the cricketers but also the coaches and owners were directly involved in the fixing, they were also arrested.
"Cricket player Nishanth Singh Shekawat has been arrested".
According to an ESPNcricinfo report, Gautam, captain of Bellary Tuskers, and Kazi who plays for the same team, allegedly accepted Rs 20 lakh for "slow batting" in the final against Hubli Tigers, which the Tuskers lost by eight runs. While he could not make it to the playing 11 of Royal Challengers Bengaluru, he made the cut for Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils teams. "Also, they fixed another match against Bengaluru team", an investigation officer mentioned. And that's what they did in the match.
"The two players were reportedly paid Rs 20 lakh for slow batting, and also for other things. Further investigation on and more arrests would be done", the release added. Three others together with the proprietor of the Belagavi workforce, have been arrested up to now couple of months for the reason that scandal got here to mild.
Gautam, perhaps the biggest name to be caught in the KPL fixing scandal, has 94 first-class games to his credit and was a regular in the Karnataka team. The duo were also named in the state squads for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20, which begins on Friday. He transferred to Mizoram at the start of this season. Also, Kazi moved across to Nagaland previous year and was a success as he scored three scores of more than150 scores as a middle-order batsman. And today, two players from Bellary Tuskers were arrested.
Whereas Gautam, a seasoned Karnataka cricketer, who shifted to Goa this season, Kazi now performs for Mizoram.
The coach allegedly manipulated a sport between Bengaluru Blasters and Belagavi Panthers final yr.