Will MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli ever fix games: BCCI Anti-Corruption chief was vocal about the recent approaches in Indian cricket.
The recent reported approaches of spot-fixing in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, Karnataka Premier League and women’s cricket has once again given limelight to the dreaded concept in cricket. Speaking in an interview with IANS, BCCI’s Anti-Corruption chief Ajit Singh explained how bookies are targeting smaller leagues.
“Look, the thing is, it is getting difficult for them and so they have to find different ways and means as they can’t carry on their business in traditional cricket. This has seen them organize leagues outside. We keep feeding ICC the informations we get and they scuttled some of the tournaments like the Afghan Premier League was held only for one edition.
“The challenge before us is that majority of the corrupters are of Indian origin and they have started going out, which in turn shows that they are feeling the pressure in India and moving out which is a success for BCCI,” Singh was quoted as saying.
Will MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli ever fix games?
As mentioned above, there is no hiding to the fact that not just smaller leagues but lesser-known players are the ones who generally get approached. Adding to this, Ajit Singh also talked about top-notch names such as India captain Virat Kohli and veteran wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni never getting into this.
“If you ask me, today in cricket, a star has much more to lose than gain if he gets involved in this. Imagine a Virat Kohli or [MS] Dhoni getting into this. Things don’t just move by money, it is also the reputation that counts. They can’t sacrifice their reputation for such things. They are far bigger than all this.
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“Even if you are talking just in financial terms, do you think they will get involved — both in terms of the endorsement that they get because of their reputation and star power, as also the other benefits that they get,” Singh added.