Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has claimed that they have found circumstantial evidence of match-fixing that confirms spot-fixing in the NepalT20 Cricket League.
According to CIB, a total of 10 people, including 4 Nepali nationals, were involved in spot-fixing.
Two former members of the national cricket team – Mehbub Alam and Adil Ansari – have been arrested and the search for other accused is underway. CIB said informed that the foreigner involved in the incident have already left Nepal.
The premier league, organised by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), was held from December 9 to 27 at Tribhuvan University Stadium.
CAN had appointed Seven-3 Sports, an Indian company, as a strategic and commercial partner for the tournament. Seven-3 Sports is also assumed to be involved in the spot-fixing case.
CIB Spokesperson, SP Kamal Thapa, said the probe committee found “financial transactions that would link to possible match-fixing.”
“CIB found multiple instances of spot-fixing in the tournament. Some links and attempts were also identified that would lead CIB to conclude that match-fixing had either happened or was going to happen.”
The issue came to light after multiple reports of controversial moments, including players being approached for spot-fixing.
More details regarding the case would come to light only after the report is finalized, Thapa informed.