The Central Crime Branch (CCB), which is investigating into spot-fixing case in Karnataka Premier League (KPL), yesterday made two more arrests — a bowling coach and a wicketkeeper-batsman, for their alleged involvement in match fixing.
The duo has been identified as Vinu Prasad, bowling coach of Bengaluru Blasters and M. Vishwanathan, wicketkeeper-batsman of Hubli Tigers. Speaking to mediapersons Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Sandeep Patil said “Another case of match-fixing has been uncovered by CCB in Karnataka Premier League. Bangalore Blasters Bowling coach Vinu Prasad and Batsman Vishwanathan have been arrested.”
“The accused were involved in fixing of a match in 2018 between Bangalore and Belgavi teams. Vishwanathan batted slowly for which he got Rs. 5 lakh. Few bookies are involved will soon be arrested,” Patil added.
Vinu Prasad and Vishwanathan are among the first support-staff and player to be arrested after CCB had arrested Belagavi Panthers owner Ali Asfak Thara and Bhavesh Bafna, a celebrity drummer.