A day after Indian Premier League (IPL) Auction 2017, two Enforcement Directorate (ED) officers JP Singh (former ED officer) and another official Sanjay Kumar along with two other officers are booked under corruption case by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). According to reports, another fixer has been nabbed by the CBI from Mumbai.
These arrests happened just a day after IPL Auction 2017 held at Bengaluru which attracted a lot of eyeballs as over 350 players went under the hammer of auctioneer Richard Madley. This is a big news as IPL 2017 is scheduled to start on April 5. A development like this will have an effect on the proceedings of IPL in this edition.
#Correction: JP Singh, arrested by CBI in corruption case is ED’s Former Joint Director.
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 21, 2017
The last spot-fixing case in IPL happened in 2013 which involved India’s fast bowler S Sreesanth, Ankit Chavahan and Ajit Chanldila. All the players were banned by BCCI to play in any form of cricket.
Recently, there have been arrests as well as suspension of players regarding corruption charges on them. The most recent being the arrest of Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed. Though, he was released by the British Agency who arrested him in England when there was not enough proof for the charges he faced.
Before him all-rounder Khalid Latif and opener Sharjeel Khan too were suspended on corruption grounds. Before the arrests made by CBI on February 21, Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2016 has faced a lot of criticism due to corruption charges. It is not a good sign for IPL’s 10th edition as these arrests have been made within 24 hours of the auction.