Kathmandu: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of the Nepal Police has started an investigation after suspicions that there may have been match-fixing in the Nepal T-20 League.
Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane directed the Police Headquarters, Naxal to investigate the matter.
The CIB has showed interest in the issue after the details of the matter were published on social media and other media. After receiving correspondence from the home ministry and police headquarters, a separate team has been formed and the investigation has started.
Kathmandu Nights Club captain Gyanendra Malla said that his players were ‘approached for fixing’ and informed the ‘Anti-Corruption Unit’ of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Sachin Timalsina, the commentator of the competition, also released a video statement on Facebook claiming that there was fixing, and announced that he had resigned.
However, the police officers assigned to the investigation have complained that they did not get help from the players and officials who spoke publicly outside.
Meanwhile, Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has issued a statement claiming that the allegations of match fixing in the ongoing match are false.
CAN has also asked not to spread such false and misleading information to hurt the name of Nepali cricket and the nation.