The Punjab Police arrested its main accused just 3 days after busting a fake T20 tournament. Recently a tournament in Sri Lanka called Uva T20 league was held which was stopped after two matches. Earlier it was being said that it was being played at Badula in Sri Lanka, but when the Punjab Police found out, it was being played in a village close to Mohali. In this tournament, players like Tillakaratne Dilshan, Parvez Mahroof and Ajantha Mendis were said to play.
According to our affiliate newspaper The Indian Express, the arrested person has been identified by the Australian police as the leader of a leading international tennis match fixing syndicate. He has been identified as Ravinder Singh Dandiwal. Mohali SSP Kuldeep Singh traced the two accused, who were arrested on July 5, to the spot. The Mohali Police arrested Dandiwal, a resident of Hanumangarh, Rajasthan, on 5 July.
In addition, police are also investigating his possible links with the fake UVA t20 league tournament. The Indian Express first reported the fake T20 league last week. Police said they were investigating Dandiwal's possible involvement in the league. Dandiwal was named by the BCCI's top anti-corruption officer as a suspect in the tennis-fixing racket by Victoria Police in Australia. He is also included in the BCCI's watch list.
According to the Australian newspaper Sydney Morning Herald, Dandiwal was named by the Victoria Police as the main accused in the fixing scam. Where his henchmen used to convince lower ranked tennis players to lose the match. Dandiwal is known in the Chandigarh Cricket Circuit. Conducted private limited-overs tournaments and leagues not recognized by the BCCI. He has also been associated with T20 leagues overseas.