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After BCCI complaint, police files case in Rs 80 lakh fraud over selection in Ranji teams

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Three aspiring cricketers had allegedly paid Rs 80 lakh on the promise that they would be selected in the teams of three states, but were instead given fake selection letters, a case regarding which has been lodged after board BCCI filed a police complaint, officials said Wednesday.

The case of cheating was registered after BCCI's regional integrity stated that they have received three complaints from and of Rohini and Shivam Sharma from Gurgaon.

They were allegedly duped of Rs 80 lakh on the pretext of getting them selected in the teams of Nagaland, and Jharkhand, police said.

Gaur told police that he was approached by a coach last year who offered him to play in the team of as a guest player, a senior police said.

He later called him to meet the official coach of the team and some members of their board. He was asked to pay Rs 15 lakh for five matches, the said.

But after playing two matches for the under-19 team of Nagaland, he was asked not to play and when he inquired, he was told that his selection letter was forged, the said.

Around eleven people, including coaches as well as state cricket board members are being questioned in connection with the case, police said.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 00:15 IST