“Can’t stop laughing”- Harsha Bhogle in splits as Gujarat locals dupe Russian punters with fake IPL


“Can’t stop laughing”- Harsha Bhogle in splits as Gujarat locals dupe Russian punters with fake IPL

Harsha Bhogle

The Indian Premier League or can say, the cash rich league is all over the world. The status of T20 cricket has in increased over the time because of the way the game is played. But the story here is about a Gujarati who had tried to con some Russian gamblers by conspiring a fake version of IPL. A local farm hosted the matches and the fraudsters were successful in fooling the foreigners.

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The farm had five high-definition cameras to record the action while the farm workers were transformed into players. The umpires were given fake walkie-talkie while a Meerut-based commentator, who could imitate Harsha Bhogle, was employed as the commentor which made the real Harsha Bhogle laugh out loud!

After the news circulated of this hilarious event, Harsha Bhogle took to twitter and expressed his desire of hearing that commentator. Check his post below:

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Harsha Bhogle
Fake IPL organizers

Some jobless youngsters from Molipur village aged around 21 were the fake players. The ‘chief organizer’, Shoeb Davda had returned back to India after being employed in Russia for eight months. His gand had bought the IPL jersey which the fake players alternated between donning them of different IPL teams.

The name of the league was the Indian Premier Cricket League and the matches were broadcasted on a Youtube channel with a fake background music from the internet. The farudsters had started their business after the conclusion of the real IPL. They had created a Telegram group to invite bets from the Russians to launder money.

“Shoeb hired the farm of Ghulam Masih and installed halogen lights there. He readied 21 farm labourers, promising them Rs 400 per match. Next, he hired cameramen and bought t-shirts of IPL teams. Shoeb would take live bets over the Telegram channel. He would instruct Kolu, the umpire, over a walkie-talkie to signal fours and sixes. Kolu communicated the same to the batsman and the bowler. Acting on the instructions, the bowler would deliver a slow ball, enabling the batsman to hit it for a four or a six,” police official Bhavesh Rathod was quoted as saying after the police found out about this incident.

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