Bengaluru: Paceman Abhimanyu Mithun, who has played four Tests and five ODIs for India, has been asked Bengaluru Police to appear before them in relation to the ongoing investigation into the alleged spot-fixing and betting in the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) 2019.

The 30-year-old Mithun, who is with the Karnataka team playing in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament, was Shivamogga Lions’ captain in this year’s KPL. Mithun was issued notice by Bengaluru Police.

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Bengaluru Police’s Central Cricket Branch (CCB) has already arrested cricketers and coaches in connection with the KPL spot-fixing probe. Ballari Tuskers captain and former Karnataka wicketkeeper CM Gautam was arrested for alleged “slow batting” during the KPL 2019 final against Hubli Tigers.

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Earlier the CCB had issued notices to the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) and all the team owners of KPL as well. So far eight persons including four players have been arrested in this case.