Cons host fake IPL matches in Gujarat's village, took bets from Russians

The first instalment of bets from Russia amounting to Rs 3 lakh had just been delivered when they were caught.

Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Shoeb hired the farm of Ghulam Masih and installed halogen lights. He also readied 21 farm labourers and promised them Rs 400 each per match

BS Web Team New Delhi
A gang, which set up fake 'IPL' matches at a farm in Gujarat village accepted bets from Russian punters situated in cities like Tver, Voronezh, and Moscow. The said cricket matches were broadcast live over a Youtube channel labelled 'IPL' for over a fortnight, according to a report in The Times of India. 

The fake matches began three weeks after the real IPL concluded, thereby making the grand fraud even more audacious. All it took for the real-life con caper to be executed were 21 farm labourers and unemployed youths from the village, who took turns wearing jerseys of Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Titans, and Mumbai Indians. The unemployed youths and farm labourers even did umpiring and flaunted their

First Published: Jul 11 2022 | 3:15 PM IST

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