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Watch Video: Fake IPL video surfaces online; Netizens can’t help but laugh at foolishness of Russians

The video showed the pitch and only a few people that acted as players – two batters, a bowler, an umpire, a wicketkeeper, and an additional fielder.

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New Delhi: Four men were accused of organising a T20 tournament similar to IPL which focused on taking bets from players in three Russian cities through the social media app, Telegram. The incident took place in Gujarat’s Ahmadabad. However, this only came to the surface after the Gujarat police busted the racket in a remote village.

The organisers started the tournament a few days after the original Indian Premier League. Reportedly, more than nine games were played in the area of Molipur village during the Mehsana “tournament,” that’s why the police busted the racket and caught hold of the culprits.

The police also confiscated cricket equipment, cameras, fake crowd noises downloaded from the internet, and even speakers that would deliver the running commentary, with a mimic commentator.

A video has been going around the internet which showed only one angle of the match. The video showed the pitch and only a few people that acted as players – two batters, a bowler, an umpire, a wicketkeeper, and an additional fielder. Moreover, the shot made by the batter was not shown in the video but was aired on YouTube to make it look real.

Take a look at the viral video:

The netizens have been taken aback by the video and people are flooding the comment section expressing their concerns. Meanwhile, people laughed out watching the clipping of the fake match as it looked so much planned and blamed the Russians for not realising it.

Take a look at some of the reactions:

Notably, Indian law restricts sports betting (apart from horse racing), however, according to police, there is quite a lot of gambling going around in cricket.

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