Police bust cricket betting racket in Hyderabad; arrest three bookies

Hyderabad Task Force on Thursday arrested three bookies for organizing betting in connection with the ongoing Big Bash League cricket matches in Australia.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  10 Dec 2021 4:39 AM GMT
Police bust cricket betting racket in Hyderabad; arrest three bookies

Hyderabad: Hyderabad Task Force on Thursday arrested three bookies for organizing betting in connection with the ongoing Big Bash League cricket matches in Australia.

Police raided a gaming house at Ramkote in Sultan Bazaar and arrested the three bookies. Police seized Rs 1 lakh, mobile phones, and other material from D Abhishek, the main organizer from Sultan Bazaar, Jatin Masrane, a punter from Barkatpura, and Dinesh from Balkampet.

Police said Abhishek was organizing cricket betting clandestinely at rented premises in Sultan Bazaar with the help of a cricket bookie from Goa.

"Using cricket apps which provide online scores, ball to ball, as well as betting ratios, they collected bets from punters," said an official.

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