Karnataka Cricketers CM Gautam & Abrar Kazi Arrested for Fixing Links in KPL

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Karnataka cricketers CM Gautam and Abrar Kazi have been arrested by the Central Crime Branch Bangalore for their alleged role in the Karnataka Premier League fixing scandal, according to a report in ANI.

Gautam and Kazi, both of whom play for the Bellary Tuskers, shifted to Goa and Mizoram earlier in the domestic season respectively. The duo were also named in the state squads for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20, which begins on Friday.

The duo was allegedly paid a sum of INR 20 lakhs to bat slowly in the final against Hubli and also fixed another match they played against the Bengaluru outfit in the KPL.

A former India A player, Gautam has had stints in the IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils.

Kazi, who played for Nagaland last season, was with the Mizoram team until recently according to a report in Sportstar.

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