Karnataka Premier League team owner Ashfaq arrested

Bangalore: Belagavi Panthers owner Ashfaq Ali Thara of the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) cricket team was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly stalking the tournament.

Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) -based KPL tournament faces allegations of corruption. Bangalore Joint Police Commissioner Sandeep Patil informed reporters here, saying that we had received information that Ashfaq Tara was in touch with a Dubai stab. The Central Crime Branch of Police has arrested Ashfaq Thara for detecting a cheating scheme in the Cricket League.

The KSCA conducts KPLT20 tournaments each year in the style of the Indian Premier League. “We are examining the role of Ashfaq Thara in match-fixing, which includes some players from the league teams,” said Patil. We have also sent notice to some of those who were in contact with him.

In August 2009, the KSCA launched the KPL. This year, the tournament was held from August 16 to August 31. There are a total of seven teams in the tournament including the Bangalore Blasters, Bellary Tuskers, Bijapur Bliss, Hubli Tigers, Mysore and Arris and Nima Shivamoga.

In another case, officials seized Rs 41 lakh from two alleged bookkeepers at the Nagarhatpat in Hillsaro Gate, who were conducting a raid on Sunday in the third T20 between India and South Africa.

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