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    Default Fake cricket league fools Russian bettors

    A group of farmers in the Gujarat region on India created fake matches for the Indian Premier Cricket League and broadcast the event on YouTube and Telegram with commentators who sounded exactly like the IPL’s familiar voices, while getting Russian viewers to bet on the outcome. The ruse went on for two weeks and the "league" made it all the way to the “knockout quarterfinals” before it was shut down.

    The Mehsana police have so far arrested four people and are conducting a further investigation

    From The Times of India:

    All it took for the real-life con caper to be executed were 21 farm labourers and unemployed youths from the village, who took turns wearing jerseys of the Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans. They even did umpiring, flaunting a few walkie-talkies in front of five HD cameras. Crowd-noise sound effects downloaded from the internet made the ambience appear authentic to the audience sitting in Russia.

    “Chief organiser” Shoeb Davda, who returned to Molipur after working for eight months in a Russian pub famous for taking bets, helped execute the con. “Shoeb hired the farm of Ghulam Masih and installed halogen there. He readied 21 farm labourers, promising them [400 Indian Rupee] per match. Next, he hired cameramen and bought t-shirts of IPL teams,” police official Bhavesh Rathod said.

    Shoeb had an accomplice back in Russia who steered bettors towards the fake matches and helped facilitate the wagers. Once Shoeb accepted the action, he would radio the umpires with instructions on what should happen next in the match.

    They had just hauled in 300,000 Indian Rupee (equivalent to $3,800 U.S. dollars) when the scheme fell apart.
    Read more here: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/92789976.cms

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    It looks looks like just a native ads of some betting brand, lol

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