NEW DELHI: The BCCI has made it clear that they’re preserving a watch on Ravinder Dandiwal, an Indian man who has been recognized by the Australian police because the alleged kingpin of a significant worldwide tennis match-fixing syndicate.
BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) head Ajit Singh confirmed on Monday that Dandiwal, who hails from Mohali, Chandigarh, is an individual of curiosity.
“Nicely, he is among the particular person of curiosity. He has come to hostile discover of the anti-corruption unit in just a few issues,” Singh informed mentioned.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported final week that Victoria Police have named Dandiwal because the “central determine” within the fixing rip-off.
Nonetheless, Singh mentioned that BCCI can not immediately take any motion in opposition to him as he’s not a “participant”. “In ACU, we are able to solely take motion in opposition to members.”
Dandiwal is understood within the Chandigarh cricket circuit, and has been reportedly organising non-public leagues not recognised by the BCCI.
Singh revealed that some two-three years again, Dandiwal needed to carry a league in India which the BCCI ACU was capable of disrupt.
“He’s focussed extra on exterior the nation than in India,” Singh mentioned. “He was related to the Afghanistan Premier League two years in the past. However then once more, that is not below our purview. He was additionally reportedly concerned in some league in Nepal some two-three years in the past. His title has come up in making an attempt to organise leagues someplace someday in Bangkok as nicely.
“However, regardless that he’s exterior the purview of the BCCI ACU, he’s corrupt. So, now we have to maintain a watch if he’s making an attempt to contact anybody of our gamers, which fortunately hasn’t occurred.
“Nothing will be accomplished in India as nothing on-record has occurred right here. It is someplace in Australia or Egypt, so it does not invoke any jurisdiction of Indian police,” he added.
The SMH has additionally reported that Indian-origin Melbourne residents Rajesh Kumar and Harsimrat Singh appeared on the Melbourne Magistrates Courtroom final week for allegedly making an attempt to win as much as AUS$320,000 on fastened video games utilizing unlawful means.
Victoria Police have charged the 2 with allegedly “corrupting” at the least two tennis tournaments in Brazil and Egypt in 2018, the report mentioned.
Commenting on the duo, Singh mentioned: “Rajesh Kumar and Harsimrat Singh are based mostly in Australia. Australian police is taking motion in opposition to them. So, nothing extra will be accomplished. One other company can not take motion below related costs. Equally, if this man (Dandiwal) is concerned, Australian police has the jurisdiction to take motion in opposition to him.”
Explaining the position of BCCI ACU, Singh mentioned: “We’re not police, we’re an anti-corruption company which takes care of to make sure the anti-corruption code of the BCCI is adopted by the members in BCCI tournaments. Now, members embody gamers, floor workers, officers and crew managers, help workers. So, if they’ve accomplished one thing fallacious, we are able to take motion in opposition to them.
“But when somebody who just isn’t a participant, there’s little we are able to do than control him and his actions. We will solely be sure that our members keep insulated from him,” he added.