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Suspected corruptors identified on two separate days during IPL 2021 at Delhi's Kotla
Potential corruptors were spotted at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on different days of the IPL 2021 including during the 2nd May match between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad, BCCI's Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Shabir Hussein Shekhadam Khandwawala told PTI. Two people with fake IPL accreditations were arrested by the Delhi Police on the day of that Royals-Sunrisers match. In another incident - on a different match day, at the same venue - one man "in the garb of a cleaner" fled after ACU officials had caught him having a telephone conversation. He is currently being tracked by Delhi police after the ACU managed to retrieve two mobile phones from him. It was suspected that he could have been engaging in 'pitch siding, which is the act of relaying information from the ground to a remote location to beat the delay in the TV feed. It can be used to get an advantage while betting on passages in play before the live computerized odds shift. "One of my ACU officers caught a person and handed over the details to Delhi Police. While that particular offender managed to flee leaving behind his two mobile phones, ACU lodged a complaint with the Delhi Police," Hussein told PTI on Wednesday.
"We are thankful to Delhi Police that in a separate incident they caught two other persons from the Kotla on ACU tip-off.