The Indian Premier League (IPL) has kept all the Indian audience and cricket lover over the world stay connected to the T20 series and also has helped the fans to see their favorite players coming together and playing together as a team. This must not have been possible otherwise.
Since 2008, the IPL has kept the cricket fans and audience busy and has provided entertainment in the summers. But with every game comes a controversy. Since cricket betting is very common IPL betting has caught some huge attention every time the IPL season was on and betting is illegal in our country hence making it an even more disastrous affair.
Here are some of the top celebrities and a few big names that have been involved in the IPL betting or say the IPL controversies.
First up and the latest guilty of IPL betting is Salman Khan’s brother Arbaaz Khan. He has been part of the 2018 IPL betting scandal. The actor was convicted on last Saturday and was taken to the Thane Police Station. He also confessed his guilt and said that he would corporate with the Police as much as possible. The rookie said that the actor was in 28 crore debt after the bets he placed on the 2018 IPL season.
The former team principal of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Gurunath Meiyappan was found guilty of leaking information to the rookies and also placing heavy betting on the IPL matches. He was arrested by the police in 2013 for spot-fixing. Later, he stepped down from his post and Jagmohan Dalmiya was appointed as the interim President of the CSK. Sadly, CSK was banned from playing IPL matches for two years in a row.
Son of the famous wrestler, Dara Singh, Vindu was convicted of having links with the rookies and placing bets on the IPL matches. After an investigation, he was charged under spot-fixing the IPL matches during the year 2013. He was in jail for 13 days and anyhow got back with a bail.
Playing for the team Rajasthan Royals (RR) this ace cricketer was convicted in spot-fixing in the year 2013 and has also confessed his guilt. He was charged for spot-fixing and was later banned from playing the game itself.
Again playing for Rajasthan’s Team with Sreesanth, Ankeet Chavan was also convicted the same year for the same guilt of match-fixing. He was a rising cricketer but then was banned from playing IPL matches and that was an end to his career.
The third player of Rajasthan’s team who was involved with Sreesanth and Ankeet was Ajit. He was convicted on the same grounds and was banned from playing IPL and cricket lifelong.
Husband of Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Raj who was the founder of the team Rajasthan Royals confessed his crime of placing bets on his own team during the 2013 IPL. He confessed that he helped rookies to place bets on his team. Later on, with CSK his team RR was also banned for 2 years from playing the IPL.
Placing bets on any game is illegal in India and doing this would be considered as a crime.