BCCI’s Anti Corruption Unit questions Dream11 role in the fake T20 League
According to Indian Express, In a communication to the Mohali Police, assessed by the paper, the ACU said: “There is also chance that Dream11 may be linked. We think the kits used might have been from a previous Dream11 tourna-ment. All of the kits had “Dream11” on the back – there is clearly a chance that these could have been forged, but two sides had tape covering up the Dream11 sign. This is strange: if someone was forging it and didn’t want two sides to have it displayed then arguably, they wouldn’t print in the first place.”
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“With the regard to FanCode, we would also question their involvement,” the letter said.
When contacted, BCCI’s Anti- Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Ajit Singh Shekhawat confirmed that the unit provided pointers to the Mohali Police.
After Indian Express report, InsideSport also reached out to FanCode to sought their take on the entire matter.
Dream11 one of the biggest cricket spenders
Dream11 which has reached unicorn status in its valuation has been one of the biggest spenders on Indian cricket both on-ground as well as for on-air advertising. The leading fantasy platform of the country is currently central sponsor for IPL for which they are paying in a range of 38-40 Cr per annum to the board. Other than this Dream11 is also the BCCI’S Associate partner for the Indian cricket team matches played at home. Not only this, the brand from last few years have emerged as biggest on-advertiser on cricket.