IPL 2022 Controversy: Five people were arrested from Eden Gardens for betting during RCB vs LSG

In the second Qualifier, Faf du Plessis team Royal Challengers Bangalore faced KL Rahul’s LSG in the IPL 2022 Eliminator match at Eden Gardens. In a high-intensity encounter, RCB came out victorious by 14 runs and will face Rajasthan Royals in the next match for the finals spot. 

Also, a new controversy occurred in IPL 2022, As five youths were arrested from the Stadium in association with a cricket racketeering gang operating from Eden Gardens when the full entertainment IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants was in progress on Wednesday.

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The arrest operation was conducted by the ARS also known as “Anti Rowdy Squad” under the detective department of Kolkata Police.

Five Youths who were arrested by the Kolkata Police are named, Sunil Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Obada Khalil, and Aniket Kumar who are believed to be in their 20s. Kolkata Police also confirmed all five people were from Bihar.

On being tipped by the Kolkata Police, the Anti Rowdy Squad reached the F-1 block of Eden Garden while the match was underway. Three youths who were suspicious of betting caught their attention as they notice the three youngsters who were continuously surfing their phones and were on call every 5 minutes rather than watching the nail-biting match. As soon as they confirmed the team went on to arrest them from the ongoing match.

After the arrest, the three youths confessed that two more people are involved in the racketing and Kolkata Police instantly reached the private guest house in the New Market area in Kolkata on Wednesday.

The ARS team also found 7 mobile phones, and a portable router and a huge amount of cash was seized from them. The three accusers were carrying portable routers in the Eden garden stadium for smooth internet connectivity. 

All accusers are under arrest and police are looking for more associates who are involved in match-fixing.