Former KKR player, Rajagopal Sathish, has lodged a police complaint in Bengaluru after he was offered a sum of ₹40 lakh to fix matches. Reportedly, the 40-year-old was approached by an Instagram user, who goes by the name Bunny Anand.
A report in The Indian Express stated that Rajagopal Sathish didn’t take the money. Sathish did the right thing and approached the concerned authorities with the matter.
“On January 3, a person named Bunny Anand contacted Satish on Instagram and messaged him luring to pay ₹40 lakh and told that two players have already agreed to the offer,” the complaint read.
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Rajagopal Sathish, who has been a part of Mumbai Indians, Kings XI Punjab, and KKR in the IPL, represented Tamil Nadu in domestic cricket. His last IPL game came against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.
Rajagopal Sathish now plays for Chepauk Super Gillies in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). As per the report, the police believe the money was offered to fix matches in TNPL, before adding that the cricketer had also approached the cricket governing body, BCCI, in this regard.
Meanwhile, a special team has been formed to catch the accused, who police are suspecting to be in Bengaluru.
• Rajagopal Sathish was offered ₹40 lakhs by an Instagram influencer to fix matches.
• Sathish has lodged a complaint with the Bangalore police who have created a special team for this matter.