Advertisment

Mohammed Siraj Reports Corrupt Approach To BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit: Sources

Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Mohammed Siraj has reported a corrupt approach to BCCI's Anti Corruption Unit from an unknown person.

author-image
Sudip Kumar Mukherjee
New Update
Mohammed Siraj reports corrupt approach to BCCI | Sportzpoint

Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj who's currently playing in Royal Challengers Bangalore has reported a "corrupt approach" to BCCI's Anti Corruption Unit (ACU). The Indian pacer is the leading wicket-taker for RCB in IPL 2023.

Mohammed Siraj reports corrupt approach to BCCI | Sportzpoint

Siraj is in action for RCB against CSK Image: BCCI

Sources told that an unknown man, who is said to be a driver, sought inside information from Mohammed Siraj Siraj on RCB. The BCCI has a strict code of conduct while approaching corruption. If there's a player who fails to report a corrupt approach, he can be sanctioned as well.

Read Also: Australia announced the squad for WTC Final and the first two Ashes tests

"It wasn't a bookie who approached Siraj. It is a driver from Hyderabad who is addicted to betting on matches. He had lost huge money and approached Siraj for inside information."

"Siraj reported the approach immediately. The law enforcement authorities have nabbed the man. More details are being awaited," a senior BCCI source privy to the development told PTI on conditions of anonymity.

The BCCI had strengthened their ACU work when S Sreesanth, Ankit Chavan, and Ajit Chandila were arrested on spot-fixing charges along with former CSK team principal Gurunath Meiyappan. Now each team has a dedicated ACU official who stays in the same hotel and is there on the ground monitoring all the movements.

There is also a mandatory ACU workshop for players on the dos and don'ts. Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan was suspended in 2021 as he didn't report a corrupt approach during his IPL stint in the previous season.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Bcci Ipl 2023 Ipl Mohammed Siraj Rcb