Anti-Corruption Unit of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) approached the Bengaluru city police about the two men who had approached a member of the Indian women's team with offers of huge amounts of money for match-fixing.
This is the first time that a woman cricketer has had bookies approaching her in the guise of sports managers to fix matches.
According to police sources, two individuals approached a bowler & identifying themselves as Rakesh Bafna and Jithendra Kothari in February this year in a city hotel in Mumbai, ahead of an India-England limited-overs series.
The sources said that Jithendra Kothari, who claimed to be sports manager from Delhi, first got in touch with the cricketer last year via Instagram, offering her managerial services which she declined. Kothari even couriered a copy of a contract to the player, who did not sign it.
In February this year, Kothari again contacted the player and put her across to Bafna claiming that he had a business offer. Bafna allegedly sought to use the cricketer to rope in other Indian players as well. The player immediately brought the matter to the notice of BCCI.