IPL 2020 is being held UAE. (Source: BCCI)

The bookies have reached Dubai but were not able to make any headaway, told the ACU chief to ANI.

“There are bookies who have made their way to Dubai, but they have not been able to make any headway. So far it is all smooth and things are working in order. We have been working closely with not just the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), but also the local police and they have been very helpful,” he revealed.

“In fact, we are also getting reports of police back in India tracking down betting activities which happens every time,” he said.

“We need a law that makes match-fixing a criminal offence as that will help put a stop to this. Action is taken as per the existing rules, but we need a law,” he pointed.“See, while the number of venues are less, the hurdles of physical movement due to the coronavirus pandemic also means that approaches if any will be made through social media. So, we are going to be closely monitoring the same and ensuring that there is nothing that escapes the team’s eyes,” he said