A fake cricket league, fake ground, fake cricketers, and commentators, but betting on it is real, and that too from abroad. This story sounds like a film, but it has happened in real life. In a village in Gujarat's Vadnagar, some people were running a fake cricket league on the lines of the Indian Premier League (IPL), in which betting was being done from Russia, and now its scandal has exploded. Mehsana Police has arrested four accused in this case.
Cases have been registered against all four in cheating, betting, and other cases. Right now, an accused is being sought in this case who lived in Russia and ran the entire game of betting from there. According to the information, some people bought a farm in Mollypur village of Vadnagar. Here it was converted into a cricket ground, floodlights were installed, and the pitch was also prepared. All arrangements were made, including a multi-cam setup commentary box, which looks like the entire IPL. Not only this, but the match was also live on a mobile app.
For this, the village boys were hired, they got Rs 400 per match, and the whole match was played. According to the local police, the person sitting in Russia used to make all the arrangements, and at his behest, this whole game was made. According to the betting rate, the villagers (fake cricketers) were told when to hit a four and when to get out. Police have recovered many things, including the accused's cricket kit, speaker, light, and multi-camera setup. The fake commentator was doing cricket commentary in the voice of Harsha Bhogle.
Harsha Bhogle himself has also tweeted this report, saying that he would like to hear this commentator.