IPL 2023: Betting racket busted in Hyderabad during RCB-LSG clash

IPL 2023: Betting racket busted in Hyderabad during RCB-LSG clash
Cyberabad Police

The Cyberabad Police recently arrested around 10 bookies who were part of an IPL betting racket. The arrests were made in a house in Bachupally on Monday when Royal Challengers Bangalore took on the KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. 

The Cyberabad Police Commissioner, Stephen Ravindra, revealed that they had been keeping an eye on the illegal activities of several cricket betting rackets. He also revealed that 10 bookies were arrested, and a sum of INR 60.39 lakhs was seized by the police as part of the bust. He also said that the amount in the bank accounts of the arrested, the online cash and seized property combined, the total value of the case property is about INR 1 crore.

Venkata Shivarama Krishna, Singmaneni Kiran Kumar, Nandam Srinivas Babu, Kadiyala Mahesh, Chereddy Kasi, Addepalli Prathap Gana Kumar, K. Vijay Kumar, G. Srikanth, A. Vinay, and B. Venkata Ratna Kumar are the 10 men who were arrested in the bust. It was also revealed that Pandu, who is the main organiser of the racket, is currently absconding.

LSG-RCB clash proves to be an all-time classic

As Royal Challengers Bangalore took on Lucknow Super Giants in the 15th match of the IPL 2023, batting first, the hosts got off to a wonderful start as Virat Kohli and skipper Faf du Plessis took the LSG bowlers to the cleaners. After Kohli’s wicket on an individual score of 61, Glenn Maxwell joined in and Bangalore posted 212 runs on the board after the first innings.

Things went from bad to worse for the visitors when Kyle Mayers was dismissed on a duck during the run chase. After the entirety of the top order failed to amount to much, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, and Ayush Badoni played resilient knocks to bring Lucknow back into the game.

As the match came down to the wire, Harshal Patel dismissed Mark Wood and Jaydev Unadkat in the final over to shake the chase for Lucknow. However, as the Indian pacer missed the chance to mankad Ravi Bishnoi on the very last delivery, the ball was replayed, and the batters took the last run to propel Lucknow to a magnificent one-wicket victory.

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