Owner of KPL team Belagavi Panthers arrested for alleged betting scandal

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With Ali's arrest, the police claimed to have busted an international cricket betting scandal. Photo: Twitter

Ashfaq Ali Thara, the owner of a Karnataka Premier League team ‘Belagavi Panthers’, was arrested in Bengaluru on Tuesday (September 24) in connection with an alleged international cricket betting scandal, police said.

With Ali’s arrest, the police claimed to have busted an international cricket betting scandal. They said the owner had placed bets on matches with a Dubai based bookie.

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“Regarding match-fixing, it is still under enquiry. Ali was in touch with players of other teams during KPL,” Bengaluru joint commissioner of Police Sandeep Patil said in a statement.

Players of other teams have also been summoned for questioning, he said.

(With inputs from agencies)