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Rajasthan Royals Pravin Tambe was approached to fix IPL matches: report

According to a report in the
Hindustan Times, it was Rajasthan
Royals’ legspinner Pravin Tambe who
was approached by one of his Mumbai
Ranji Trophy team-mates ahead of
the Indian Premier League (IPL)
2015 to help fix matches. However,
name of the player who made the
approach is still not clear.
The Board of Control for Cricket in
India (BCCI) did not reveal the
player’s name who was approached or
who approached him and kept the
matter confidential.
The Indian cricket board had earlier
only acknowledged in a press release
that a player had been approached,
while profusely praising its anti-
corruption education programme.
Now, it has been over two months
but the investigation is yet to reach
its conclusion. The investigators
have also not disclosed the identity
of the player who approached Tambe.
“We haven’t received information
from the BCCI on who the two
players are. We will not know till
they inform us,” Nitin Dalal, MCA
treasurer, who was the joint-
secretary when the incident came to
light, told HT .
The BCCI too confirmed that the
investigation is still to be
“The investigation is the subject of
the anti-corruption and security
unit (ACSU) and once it submits the
report, the disciplinary committee
of the BCCI will act on it,” board
president Jagmohan Dalmiya told the
From making his IPL debut in 2013 at
the age of 41 – the oldest to do so in
the league’s short history, Tambe
has been one of the biggest success
stories of the IPL.
The Maharashtra man hadn’t played
a single competitive game until his
IPL debut. But since his induction
into the Rajasthan team, The 43-
year-old Tambe’s career graph has
been on a rise.
The closest Tambe came to playing
Ranji Trophy for his native Mumbai
earlier was in 2000 when his name
featured in the probables. He was
also named in Mumbai’s squad for the
2012-13 Vijay Hazare Trophy
knock-outs but did not get a game.

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