Reportedly an official said the international cricket Council (ICC) has reached out to bengaluru police, promising co-operation in probing the multi-faceted karnataka Premier League (KPL) betting scam. Perhaps Crime Branch Deputy Commissioner of police, Kuldeep Jain, confirmed that "The ICC has contacted bengaluru police regarding the KPL betting scam. We are in co-operation with each other".
Earlier in 2000, ICC had established the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), which works with multiple stakeholders, including member boards, players, support staff, law enforcement agencies and betting regulators to thwart corruption in the game. Apparently alex Marshall is the General Manager of ACU, while Ronnie Flanagan is its Chairman. Reportedly the Board of Control for cricket in india (BCCI) has also contacted the city police in connection with the scandal-hit local t20 tournament it had approved. Hence according to Kuldeep Jain, some retired cricketers came forward to help the police in nipping the betting evil in the bud.
Moreover karnataka State cricket Association (KSCA) Treasurer Vinaya Mruthyunjaya said the state cricket body had no information of the ICC contacting the police. Mruthyunjaya told "We have no information of ICC having contacted the police". Perhaps he did not clarify if officials from KSCA, a body affiliated to the bcci, had accompanied the bcci officials while meeting the police in the city, and the level of cooperation and coordination among the ICC, bcci and KSCA pertaining to the KPL betting scam. Hence it is also not known how much data in GB volume has been submitted to the police, who sought complete details of KPL teams, scorecards, video footages, phone numbers and other details linked to the tournament.