Bookies tried to corrupt players during 2011 World Cup: Delhi Police

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Delhi Police has claimed that bookies tried approaching players during the 2011 ICC World Cup that was jointly hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

According to a leading daily, Dharamveer Singh Yadav, regional security manager of Anti Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU) of International Cricket Council (ICC), in his statement to Delhi Police has revealed that he had seen bookies in a hotel in the national capital where international teams were staying during the 2011 World Cup.

"It was the year 2011 during the World Cup, when I was staying in Taj Palace Hotel in Delhi along with some of the international teams, when I noticed Bhatia, Baburao and two more companions (one of them was Azmal alias Afzal from Hyderabad and another was a Sikh gentleman), who were making attempts to corrupt some of the players staying in the hotel,” he was quoted as saying in the report.

The Police have also accused ICC of not doing enough even after being aware of bookies meeting international cricketers in their attempt to involve them in spot-fixing.