KPL match fixing scandal: International bookie held

KPL match fixing scandal: International bookie held Bengaluru, Nov 10 (PTI) An alleged international bookiewas arrested on Sunday in connection with the KarnatakaPremier League match fixing case, police said.

A resident of Haryana, Sayyam had fled to West Indiesfollowing which a look out circular was issued, they said.

As soon as Sayyam arrived in India on Saturday theCentral Crime Branch sleuths nabbed him.

It is alleged that Sayyam had approached celebritydrummer Bhavesh Bafna to fix the match.

At the behest of Sayyam, Bafna had allegedly tried tobribe bowler Bhavesh Gulecha of Bellary Tuskers asking him togive 10 runs during his over of bowling, which the latterdeclined.

Later, Gulecha lodged a complaint with the police, basedon which Bafna was arrested and a lookout circular was issuedto nab Sayyam.

Bafna is now in the judicial custody, police said.

This is the seventh arrest in connection with the KPLmatch fixing scandal.

The KPL fixing came to limelight with the arrest of AliAshfaq Thara, who owned the Belagavi team.

On November 7, Bellary Tuskers captain C M Gautam and histeammate Abrar Qazi were arrested in connection with the KPLmatch-fixing scandal. PTI GMSROH ROH