Indian cricketer Mohammad Siraj reported a corrupt approach to the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) before the team’s tour of Australia in 2022, according to a source within the BCCI. The news comes amidst ongoing investigations into corruption in cricket by multiple national boards and the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The BCCI source stated that Siraj was approached by an individual seeking to corrupt him during the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2021, and he promptly reported the approach to the ACU. The ACU then began an investigation into the matter and gathered evidence against the person involved in the approach. The source also stated that the investigation is ongoing, and the BCCI will take appropriate action based on the evidence gathered.
Siraj has been a key member of the Indian cricket team in recent years, having made his international debut in 2017. He has been praised for his performances on the field and his commitment to the team’s success. His prompt reporting of the corrupt approach is a testament to his integrity and his commitment to fair play.
Corruption in cricket has been a long-standing issue that has plagued the sport for decades. The ICC and national boards have been taking steps to combat the problem, including increasing penalties for those found guilty of corruption and implementing stricter anti-corruption measures.
The BCCI has been at the forefront of these efforts and has been proactive in reporting and investigating corrupt approaches. The ACU has been conducting regular education programs for players and support staff to raise awareness of the issue and to help them identify and report any suspicious activity.
The latest development involving Siraj is a positive sign that players are taking the issue of corruption seriously and are willing to report any suspicious activity to the relevant authorities. It is also a reminder that the fight against corruption in cricket is an ongoing battle that requires the cooperation and support of all stakeholders.