The IPL tournament is reaching its final stage. After a week, the final match of IPL will be played at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium. The way the players are becoming millionaires in the IPL, which has been going on for about one and a half months now, not only Gujarat or India, but the bookies of the world have also become millionaires. About eight years ago, the central agency raided a cricket betting center seized from the outskirts of Vadodara and found its Dubai line. Investigation revealed details of four major bookies and their teams playing cricket betting worth around 4 thousand crores.
Now the AP center for IPL betting seems to be becoming Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar. Hundreds of cricket betting cases have been registered by the Ahmedabad police and agencies and a number of bookies have been arrested, but in many cases the betting figures are running into thousands of crores. Just before the start of the IPL, the Ahmedabad Crime Branch investigated a case of cricket betting and found 1414 crores worth of bets. And the Havalkand was revealed. Then the Ahmedabad PCB team raided an office in Madhupura and recovered Rs. 2,000 Crore Speculation-Haval Scandal Investigation Started.
In the investigation, the betting figure crossed 20 thousand crores and it was revealed that Dubai was the sitting bookie. Just when cases of sporadic betting were happening in Gandhinagar, Gandhinagar police took over the betting house from Infocity and arrested one and a half young men who were sitting in the flat of a political leader and taking online bets. Similarly, two days later, a gambling den was also caught from a bungalow in Chandkheda and a dozen youths were also caught gambling online. In the investigation of all these cases, the betting figure has crossed thousands of crores. As many matches as IPL were played in Ahmedabad in every match.
Along with the safety of the players, vigilance is also being kept so that the bookies do not play any tricks. To prevent corruption, senior officials, including the head of BCCI’s anti-corruption unit, are specially present in Ahmedabad and keep special vigilance that no one comes across the players.
Bookies and speculators are making full use of technology. To avoid the police and the system, betting is now being played online through different applications. For this, the ID password has to be taken from the main bookie. After finding him, his men are sitting all over and gambling. At present in Ahmedabad many young people sitting on bikes or in cars in front of Panna Galla are betting online. During the IPL season, the police have arrested a number of such bookies and speculators but it seems that it is not only difficult but impossible to get to the root of them.