Player of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as well as the Ranji Trophy, Rajagopal Satish has revealed that he was offered Rs 40 lakh for match-fixing. A complaint has also been lodged with the police regarding this matter. Satish has played in IPL for teams like Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Mumbai Indians (MI) and Punjab Kings (PBKS). Satish has also played in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL).
Apart from informing the police, Satish has informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) as well as the International Cricket Council (ICC). BCCI’s Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) chief Shabbir Khandwawala has said that Satish has contacted him regarding this matter and has also taken the matter to the IFSC. Khandwawala said the details of the case have been taken and the police will investigate the matter.
According to the Indian Express report, Khandwawala said that the player contacted us and the ICC and informed us that someone had contacted him on Instagram. We inquired about the matter and asked our ACU officer to file a police complaint in the matter. We are just a facilitator and now the police will investigate the matter.
The police complaint alleges that a man had approached Satish on Instagram and offered to pay him Rs 40 lakh. Satish was also told by the person that two players had also agreed to this proposal. Satish reportedly denied it. Satish played 34 matches in IPL and scored 270 runs at an average of 15.88 and strike rate of 116.88. He last played IPL in the year 2016.