Five held for IPL cricket betting in Hyderabad

Prime accused frequently hosts parties in Goa for his known persons to lure and strengthen his circle of punters 

Five held for IPL HYDERABAD: Five persons who were allegedly involved in cricket betting during an IPL match on Friday night, were arrested in Vanasthalipuram. 

Rachakonda police also seized 1.20 crore, which includes freezing 96.78 lakh in different bank accounts. Police said that prime accused D Chakravarthy frequently hosts parties in Goa for his known persons to lure and strengthen his circle of punters. 

IPL 2022, DC vs KKR Highlights: Delhi defeats Kolkata by 4 wickets

IPL 2022, DC vs KKR Highlights: Kolkata loses 5th straight match as Delhi chases down 145 runs. Five held for IPL

IPL 2022, DC vs KKR Highlights: Delhi Capitals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets in the Indian Premier League on Thursday. Sent into bat, Kolkata Knight Riders were restricted to 146 for nine. DC chased down the target with six balls to spare. Opener David Warner blasted 42 off 26 balls for DC.

With the exception of skipper Shreyas Iyer (42), the KKR top-order struggled to get going against the Capitals’ bowlers at the Wankhede Stadium. Batting at number six, Nitish Rana top-scored with 57 off 34 balls and hit three fours and four sixes, even as the others failed to leave KKR reeling at 35/4 at one stage. Wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav was the most impressive bowler with figures of 4/14 from three overs, while Mustafizur Rahman took three wickets in a brilliant final over.

Five held for IPL

Rachakonda police said that they arrested two bookies D Chakravarthy and V Harish and three punters — C Suresh Reddy, S Jaipal Reddy, and Sheik Asif Pasha. 

Two more bookies — 

Appala Raju and N Uday Kumar — 

both from Andhra Pradesh were declared absconding. “Chakravarthy has been allegedly involved in cricket betting for over 10 years, but never came under the scanner of police,” special operations team (SOT) inspector Anji Reddy said. 

Officials said that the prime accused Chakravarthy had been working under Raju, who operates from Andhra Pradesh. 

They have been making punters download Cricket Mazza App, on which betting trends would be announced by the bookies. When a cricket match is on, the bookies would connect punters to multiple conference calls using apps, to take instructions from the punters on the betting they place. 

“With the increasing usage of e-wallets, most of the payments done by the punters while placing bets was through e-wallets. As a result, maximum number of seizure done by us in this case was through freezing of bank accounts,” police said. 

Chakravarthy was organizing betting from his brother-in-law Srinivas Uday Kumar’s residence at Vanasthalipuram. The conversations of the punters, when they place their bets, would be automatically recorded. 

Chakravarthy used to pay a 3% commission to sub-bookies on the overall profits.

‘The Boy from Bowral’ – Don Bradman’s journey through junior cricket to the first-class level: Five held for IPL

Having notched up his first double hundred for Bowral against Wingello when he faced Bill O’Reilly, Don Bradman went on to score 105 and 120. Then came the final of the Berrima District competition against Moss Vale.

Don’s mother Emily, devoted as she was, promised him a new bat if he scored a century. Imagine her surprise, and delight, when her son scored 300 in the match held over five successive Saturdays.

Don earned his gift with ease, and this was really a prelude at the local level to his exploits on the highest stage in the period 1927-30, and thereafter till 1948.

The Sydney newspapers sat up and began reporting his prodigious feats. Bradman now went rapidly through the mill. At 18, during the 1926-27 season, he was called up for a junior trial at the Sydney Cricket Ground and he scored an unbeaten 37.

He was invited to play cricket as well as tennis for the Southern Team in the Country Cricket Week in Sydney. As his employers could not spare him for too long, Don once again chose cricket.

First-grade cricket in Sydney was the next step up the ladder the same season. St. George Club commissioned Bradman, paying him 30 shillings a week. With the return fare to Sydney being 8 shillings 6 pence, it was a good deal provided he made the entire trip the same day.

So, at dawn each Saturday, he would rise before 5 AM, catch the train to the big city 70 miles away, play the game, and be back home in Bowral, at times around midnight.

The talented and hard-toiling young Bradman was an instant hit as he blazed to 110 at a run-a-minute strike rate in his maiden appearance. So impressive were his performances that Bradman was picked to play for New South Wales second XI against Victoria.

He held his own there as well, scoring 43. There was little doubt that Don Bradman held rare promise.

Success eluded him during the onset of the 1927-28 season, but only briefly. Bradman scored centuries for St. George Club and for a combined St. George Club – University team.

Fate played a part again when two members of the New South Wales Sheffield Shield side pulled out, and Bradman got his break in first-class cricket. There was no looking back from then on.

Don Bradman took the field for New South Wales against South Australia at Adelaide and scored a century on debut. His 118 came in a little over three hours.

Bradman rounded off the season by carving an unbeaten 134 off the Victoria attack at Sydney. In five first-class matches that season, he notched up 416 runs at an average of 46.22. They now called him ‘The Boy from Bowral’.

English batsman Patsy Hendren thought he had seen splendid talent:

It was a promising start for the 19-year-old, but what was to follow was simply astounding. The legend of Bradman was about to unravel.

Australia Cricket Great Michael Slater’s Domestic Stalking Charges Dropped Over Mental Health

Michael Slater faced charges of stalking or intimidation, breaching a restraining order, and using a carriage service — such as a phone, email, or social media — to menace, harass or offend.

The former Australia Test batsman Michael Slater has had domestic stalking and intimidation charges against him dropped under mental health laws. A Sydney magistrate dismissed the charges against the 52-year-old at a hearing on Wednesday, putting Slater into the care of a doctor for mental health treatment instead, according to court documents Thursday.


Slater, who played Test cricket for Australia from 1993-to 2001 scoring 5,312 runs, faced charges of stalking or intimidation, breaching a restraining order, and using a carriage service — such as a phone, email, or social media — to menace, harass or offend.

On the eve of Slater’s Wednesday hearing at Sydney’s Waverley Local Court, police said they were called to an apartment in the city’s Manly district following a report of domestic violence.

On arrival Tuesday evening, police were told that a 52-year-old man had allegedly assaulted a 35-year-old woman, a New South Wales police spokesman said.

The man, widely reported to be Slater but not formally named by police, was taken to the Northern Beaches Hospital for assessment under mental health legislation, the police spokesman said.

Slater’s admission to the hospital was noted by the police prosecutor during the court hearing, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald.

Magistrate Ross Hudson said there appeared to have been an “unravelling” of Slater’s mental health, the paper reported.

Opening batsman Slater played 74 Tests for Australia, scoring 14 centuries and a best of 219 against Sri Lanka at Perth in 1995.


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