Pakistan Today – NEW DELHI: Indian police have arrested three men suspected of placing illegal bets on Indian Premier League matches as authorities crack down on gambling rackets that emerge around the billion-dollar franchise every year.

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  • NEW DELHI: Indian police have arrested three men suspected of placing illegal bets on Indian Premier League matches as authorities crack down on gambling rackets that emerge around the billion-dollar franchise every year.
  • The trio was accused of running an online betting syndicate from a residence in New Delhi.
  • Media reports say police have busted other syndicates, in the southern city of Hyderabad and the eastern state of West Bengal, in the first two weeks of the 11th season of the lucrative IPL franchise.
  • The money-spinning IPL, the world´s most popular domestic cricket league, has been plagued by controversy since its inception in 2008.
  • Criminal charges were later dropped but the players were banned for breaching the code of conduct of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.


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