Pakistan Cricket Board’s anti-corruption unit caught a Bangladeshi bookie, sources said Friday, as the first attack on Pakistan Super League by bookies is handled properly.
Sources said Umar had tried to contact Pakistan and foreign players — apparently those who featured in Bangladesh Premier League in November-December last year — on social media.
Another source said that Umar was involved in pitch siding — a term used for those fans who provide information to bookies on the telephone from the ground stands.
Around 100 Indian bookies were arrested and expelled from stands in Dhaka and Chittagong for pitch siding.
Pakistan Super League was rocked by spot-fixing last year which ended in five years bans on Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif.
PCB has taken extra measures to handle any such approaches with a security manager linked with each team in the PSL.