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Dandiwal angle investigated in fake Lanka T20 league case

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Written by Jagdeep Singh Deep
, Nitin Sharma
| Mohali |

Published: July 6, 2020 12:00:48 pm


SCA (Strokers Cricket Association) cricket ground in village Sanvara in Mohali (Express photo by Jasbir Mali)

The investigation into the matches of the UAV T20 league, which was played in Sri Lanka but was actually held at Savara village near Mohali, is about the possible involvement of Ravindra Dandiwal, the alleged kingpin of a major international match-fixing syndicate. . Named by Victoria Police in Australia.

Dandiwal is also on the radar of the Anti-Corruption Unit of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). “Yes, we are also investigating the role of Ravindra Dandiwal. Mohali’s Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kuldeep Singh Chahal told The Indian Express that he may be behind the racket, as he is a local and his name was recently revealed.

Dandiwal was recently named as a “central figure” in an alleged tennis match-fixing scandal related to at least two-tiered tournaments in Egypt and Brazil.

Inquiries from the two accused Raju and Pankaj (7 have been named in the FIR) revealed that they had booked the Cricket Grounds of the Strokers Cricket Association in Sanvara village for Rs 33,000 through Parminder Singh, a resident of Kharra town.

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The complainant told the police that he works for a soft drink manufacturing company and a Goldie, who was known to him, contacted him and organized a child-friendly T20 match from 29 June to 5 July. Asked to book the grounds. An official of the Strokers Cricket Association approached Rinku Nehra and toured the ground to book it for the tournament. Parminder deposited Rs 10,000 in Rinku Nehra’s bank account on 26 June.

“The accused (Goldie, Pankaj) had formed four teams of local players and organized matches in village Samvara and were also betting on matches. I came to know about it and asked Goldie and Pankaj but they could not give me satisfactory answer. In his complaint, Parminder said that on 29 June, he left with all his equipment and kits off the ground.

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