Credit: BCCI

Credit: BCCI

Earlier today, it was revealed that Mohammed Siraj reported a corrupt approach made by an unknown man who wanted inside information from him after losing his money in betting. The RCB and Indian fast bowler immediately told everything about the matter to the officials of BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit, during the India vs Australia ODI series earlier this year.

A senior BCCI source told PTI the following about the situation on the condition of anonymity, “It wasn't a bookie who approached Siraj. It is a driver from Hyderabad who is addicted to betting on matches. He had lost huge money, and approached Siraj for inside information. Siraj reported the approach immediately.”

“The law enforcement authorities have nabbed the man. More details are being awaited,” the BCCI source added.

From the moment the spot-fixing scandal involving the IPL players like Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan, and S Sreesanth, alongside the betting incident involving IPL team official Gurunath Meiyappan, had surfaced nearly a decade ago, BCCI has gone above and beyond to ensure that their anti-corruption efforts are always on point.

Nowadays, the players have to attend a mandatory ACU workshop on what to do and what not to do. Furthermore, a failure on a player's behalf to report a corrupt approach can end up in sanctions. Shakib Al Hasan is one of the biggest cricketers who got suspended in 2019 due to his failure to report a corrupt approach beforehand.

Mohammed Siraj is currently taking part in the Indian Premier League 2023 season for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He is in the midst of a very good season with the ball, having taken 8 wickets in 5 matches at a brilliant economy of 7 runs per over. Siraj will be in action next against PBKS on April 20 at Mohali.