Saturday, February 10, 2007

Indian and Sri Lankan Team Reach at Rajkot ahead of the Sunday’s ODI Match

Both Sri Lanka and India have reached at Rajkot ahead of the second ODI match of the ongoing ODI series between Indian and Sri Lanka. The second match of the series will be held on Sunday. The first ODI match at Eden Garden was declared abandoned due to rain having played 18 overs. However, following the alleged match fixing controversy of Nagpur, both ICC and local police are aware of having any such incident. Marlon Samuels, a veteran ODI player of West Indies has been accused by the Nagpur police of having contract with a bookie named Kochar during the Indian vs. West Indies ODI series.

Saharasamay reported:

The ICC team, in coordination with local police, would be keeping an eye on every movement of players from hotel to dressing room.

Through six close circuit cameras in the dressing room, every single movement by the two teams will be recorded even as the local police are all set to monitor any betting activity in the region.

Strict vigil would be maintained to ensure that no unauthorised person gets access to the dressing and hotel rooms, both in person and through phones.

Meanwhile, all eyes are set on the second ODI at Rajkot between the two countries to be played on Sunday.

The BCCI secretary Niranjan Shah, calling the coming match a very important one, said the ICC vigilance team as well as the local police would keep the tab of the developments at Rajkot.

Ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, it is very much needed to protect any book making activities in order to have nice tournament. I think ICC should come up with some strict laws against the bookmakers also because there are some laws concerned with the players but the bookmakers can easily escape from the scene.