Ravinder Dandiwal who was alleged to be involved in a fake T20 league has been arrested by the Punjab police, according to a report in The Indian Express.
Dandiwal was on the watchlist of BCCI and ICC and was involved in organising Afghanistan Premier League, Asian Premier League in Nepal and other similar tournaments across India, Sri Lanka and Australia.
Kuldeep Singh Chahal, SSP Mohali, described Dandiwal as “an expert in conducting fake/fixed matches”.
Earlier, the UVA T20 league had made headlines and has come in the notice of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Punjab police after it was streamed live by FanCode, a Dream11 subsidiary. Moreover, the live scorecard of the match was also run by Sportskeeda.
According to a report in The Indian Express, the game was played in Sawara village which is 16 km from Chandigarh and the match was streamed as a ‘Uva T20 League’ match in Sri Lanka’s Badulla city, home of the Uva Province Cricket Association.
The league’s teams had Sri Lankan players’ name in the squad list. Farveez Maharoof in fact, denied the involvement on social media.