Gautam and Kazi arrested in KPL spot-fixing case

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CCB officials stated that the duo was paid Rs 20 lakh for "slow batting" during the final of the tournament.

The arrest comes close on the heels of the detention of Bengaluru team player Nishant Singh Shekhawat earlier this week. He had also featured in the Indian Premier League (IPL), being a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) and Mumbai Indians (MI).

The two cricketers have been accused of receiving a total of ₹20 lakh to "bat slow" in the 2019 KPL final match between Bellary Tuskers and Hubli Tigers. Also, Kazi moved across to Nagaland past year and was a success as he scored three scores of more than150 scores as a middle-order batsman.

Last month, Bengaluru Blasters bowling coach Vinu Prasad and batsman Vishwanathan were also arrested in connection with the case. Gautam was a long-term deputy of Vinay Kumar, and stood in for him in three matches 2013, captaining a team with the likes of Robin Uthappa, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, and Manish Pandey.

Kazi, 30, has played 17 first-class matches. Abrar Kazi has played Ranji for Karnataka and Mizoram.

Meanwhile, the Karnataka State Cricket Association announced the suspension of the Belagavi Panthers franchise.

Ballari Tuskers team owner Arvind Venkatesh Reddy were also interrogated by the Crime Branch. The final match of KPL 2019 was played between Hubli and Bellary team. Both of them will be produced before the court and taken into police custody.

The state cricket body said it has been extending all possible cooperations to the investigating police in unearthing any such incidents and for taking appropriate action against those who have committed illegal acts. Vipul Phadke, GCA secretary, told ESPNcricinfo that Gautam left the Goa squad abruptly on Tuesday. He moved to Goa this season after nine years with his home team and was named their captain for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, which begins on Friday, but his contract has now been terminated with immediate effect.



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