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    Fake IPL Cricket Match Dupes Bettors

    Video Here: https://www.sbs.com.au/language/engl...gamblers-duped


    Fake cricket match with farm labourers pretending to be players, an Harsh Bhogle mimic for commentary, and online streaming of ‘IPL matches‘, all for betting.

    The Gujarat Police have arrested four persons in a fake Indian Premier League (IPL) betting racket in the State with the matches being staged for punters, who orchestrated them from Russia.

    The fake cricket matches were played amongst farm labourers in a small village in Mehsana who pretended to be players. While a Harsha Bhogle mimic gave commentary on the match, the umpire received instructions on a walkie-talkie from Russia.

    The 'fake IPL' is quality. Bowler gets hit for four, casually answers his phone for a quick chat before bowling the next ball. Clearly, organisers didn't hold their Russian audiences in very high regard… pic.twitter.com/X3XYMFhcuX

    — Ananth Krishnan (@ananthkrishnan) July 13, 2022
    The betting was done on fake cricket matches which were shown online on YouTube.

    According to the police, the entire betting racket was being operated from Russia even as farm labourers and unemployed youth played or pretended to play matches on the field.

    The bets on the matches were placed from the Russian cities of Tver, Voronezh and Moscow through a Telegram channel, as per the details shared by the local police in Mehsana district.

    The police have arrested Dawda Shoyeb Abdulmjeed, Sefi Mahamad Saqib Riyazuddin, Koli Mahamad Abubakar and Davda Sadiq Abudlmajeed, while the alleged mastermind has been identified as Asif Mohammad, who is apparently based in Russia.

    As per details, the incident took place at a remote farm in Molipur of Mehsana district in North Gujarat where the fake tournament was launched three weeks after the IPL season ended in May.


    Match was a charade


    The police claimed that the entire match was a charade to carry out bets that were being placed from Russia.

    To make it look like a real IPL-like cricket tournament, the “players” installed not only a cricket pitch on a farm land next to a cemetery but also “boundary lines and halogen lamps.”

    For cricket players, 20 farm labourers and unemployed local youth were hired for ₹400 per game, and they were dressed in jerseys of IPL teams to pull off a near-perfect con job.

    Though the cricket matches were played on the ground in the village in North Gujarat, every move was orchestrated from Russia from where Asif allegedly used to signal or instruct the umpire after which a wicket would fall on the ground, or a sixer would be hit. The umpire received his instructions on his walkie-talkie set.

    According to police Iinspector Bhavesh Rathod, the accused had even set up high-resolution cameras on the field and used computer-generated graphics to display scores on a live-streaming screen on YouTube. Even crowd noise sounds were downloaded and played during the live-streaming.

    The police claimed that the local mastermind is Shoeb Davda who used to work in Russia and recently returned to his native in North Gujarat, while Asif orchestrated the racket from Russia and took bets from bookies.
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    I saw that. Brilliant!


    The video I saw looked very suspicious tho. I would have thought something was up especially if I kept losing whatever bets you can make on cricket. I have no idea.

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    Been watching fake sport for years in the us

    they call it the nba ...
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    slayer did you bet this?

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    Omg I think the radar gun didn't pick the throw. It was less than 20 mph. And the batters reaction time was so bad he didn't even hit it. I have seen better cricket at the park here in Atlanta from Indians.
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    No one should get fooled by this it looked like a club standard cricket match judging by the video footage

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    Since when do Russians give a fuk about cricket? Why would they bet cricket while there are tons of soccer games going on. Shit doesn't make sense to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    Since when do Russians give a fuk about cricket? Why would they bet cricket while there are tons of soccer games going on. Shit doesn't make sense to me
    Sanctions. They can bet anymore from Russia. Accounts blocked.
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    Paver delete your reply
    Last edited by Thrilla; 07-15-22 at 06:43 PM.

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    This incident is being investigated by the hard working folks at Team America: World Police.

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    Cricket is the dumbest sport right up there with polo and wnba

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    How does someone put on a fake match??? You find idiots to wager on anything these days?

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    stupid asss russsians lmfao

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    Did they even make that much money?

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