Press Esc to close
Thursday 30 March 2017
News updated at 11:50 PM IST

IPL steps up security for four teams, deploys ACSU officers

New Delhi, May 20, 2013, (PTI):
Mumbai Indians' A Raydu plays a shot against Kings XI Punjab during their IPL 6 match in Dharamshala on Saturday. PTI Photo
In the wake of the spot-fixing scandal that has rocked the Indian Premier League, the organsiers of the cash-rich T20 tournament has stepped up security for the remaining four teams by providing them officers from its Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU).

The decision was taken following yesterday's emergent meeting of the BCCI's working committee.

Both Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, who are in the capital for the first play-off match, were today provided an officer each.

They are scheduled to face-off tomorrow at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

The other two teams, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals, who are scheduled to arrive in Delhi tomorrow, have also been allotted an officer each.

"According to what we have been told, the officer will stay with the team, travel with us and will work with the team security in-charge," a official from one of the franchises said.

The IPL last week found itself engulfed in a sensational spot-fixing scandal after Indian paceman S Sreesanth and two of his Rajasthan Royals teammates -- Ajit Chadila and Ankeel Chavan -- were arrested by the Delhi police which claimed that the trio received upto Rs 60 lakh from bookies for bowling manipulated overs.

The arrested players police custody ends today evening.

BCCI's ACSU chief Ravi Sawani, who is also heading the commission of inquiry into the allegations against the three players, met senior Delhi police officials today.

"I had a very useful meeting with the Delhi Commissioner of Police," he said after the meeting.

"The BCCI has assured him of cooperation in the case. I also told him of Rajasthan Royals' intention to file an FIR in the case," he added.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
People  are purchasing Mango leaves and Neem leaves on the eve of Ugadi festival ...

People are purchasing Mango leaves and Neem leaves on the eve of Ugadi festival ...

A group of Marathi women, dressed in traditional attires, with placards displaying...

A group of Marathi women, dressed in traditional attires, with placards displaying...

Yakult's new brand ambassador and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty at a promotional event...

Yakult's new brand ambassador and Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty at a promotional event...

‘King of fruits’ mango has arrived for sale at Eidgah Maidan near Channamma Circle in Hubballi...

‘King of fruits’ mango has arrived for sale at Eidgah Maidan near Channamma Circle in Hubballi...

Children with flowers, neem leaves and jaggery all set to welcome the New Year...

Children with flowers, neem leaves and jaggery all set to welcome the New Year...

Roads wear deserted look on Tuesday as temperature soars in Surat...

Roads wear deserted look on Tuesday as temperature soars in Surat...

Security forces chasing away local protesters who tried to disrupt an anti-militant operation...

Security forces chasing away local protesters who tried to disrupt an anti-militant operation...

Smoke billowing out of the house which was targeted by the security forces personnel for...

Smoke billowing out of the house which was targeted by the security forces personnel for...

A man carries schoolchildren on his bicycle on a road in Srinagar, India...

A man carries schoolchildren on his bicycle on a road in Srinagar, India...

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, foreground, speaks to press in a court room in Moscow....

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, foreground, speaks to press in a court room in Moscow....

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523