KPL spot-fixing scandal: Bengaluru Police raid KSCA secretary Santosh Menon’s house
On Thursday (December 19), Bengaluru Police's CCB team raided KSCA secretary Santosh Menon’s residence in Bengaluru. Searches are currently underway and more details are awaited
Bengaluru: The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bengaluru Police is conducting raids at the house of Santosh Menon, secretary of Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) in connection with the ongoing investigation into the alleged spot-fixing and betting in Karnataka Premier League (KPL) Twenty20 tournament.
On Thursday (December 19), CCB team raided Menon’s residence in Bengaluru. Searches are currently underway and more details are awaited. A search warrant was taken by the police from a court.
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Menon was recently elected as the secretary of KSCA. Earlier, he was the assistant secretary of the association.
Earlier, Bengaluru Police had arrested former Ranji Trophy cricketers CM Gautam and Abrar Kazi for their alleged role in spot-fixing in KPL 2019. Also, Belagavi Panthers' former coach and current KSCA managing committee member Sudhindra Shinde too was arrested.
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On Thursday (November 21), KSCA issued a statement saying it will “continue to co-operate with police” in the probe.
“We wish to state that the next edition of the KPL will be conducted only after the completion of the ongoing investigation. We continue to co-operate with police in all respects till the completion o of the probe,” KSCA treasurer and official spokesperson Vinay Mruthyunjaya had said last month.