Former Ranji cricketer: Cricket is the second-most-watched game in the world. In fact, countless people follow the sport. The fans who couldn’t come to watch the match at the stadium watch the spot at home.
Sadly, some cricketers don’t do justice to the sport. We have stumbled upon incidents of players breaching the norms. On the dark side, cricketers crossed their limits and were involved in corrupt practices in the game.
These infamous incidents were often spotted in franchise cricket leagues. It is no secret that many players engaged in alleged spot-fixing scandals behind the scenes.
Some certain players played against the spirit of the game and brought disgrace to the gentleman’s game. Besides spot-fixing, there are other illegal activities cricketers were engaged in as well.
We have seen cricketers crossing their limits for using drugs. Meanwhile, get ready to read a new incident which might take everyone by surprise.
Former Ranji cricketer, Nagaraju Budumuru, duped as many as 60 companies by impersonating Andhra Pradesh CM’s personal assistant. Yes, you read it right and we are not kidding.
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Nagaraju Budumuru was detained for duping 60 companies
The former Ranji player by the name of Nagaraju Budumuru got arrested for fraud of INR 3 crore. He was also a part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad of the IPL.
Nagaraju Budumuru who is an MBA graduate represented Andhra Pradesh in Ranji Trophy matches between 2014 to 2016. For the unversed, he has duped 60 corporate houses in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh since 2018.
Coming to his IPL journey, Nagaraju Budumuru was part of the SRH team. However, he failed to make his debut in the cash-rich Indian Premier League.
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As per the reports, the police have recovered a huge money of Rs 7.6 lakh upon further investigation. The former Ranji cricketer has been arrested for his wrongdoing.
“After receiving the complaint, our team began tracking the money that was supposed to be given as sponsorship. The money trail pointed out to Budumuru. We nabbed him from his native place — Yavaripetta in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh earlier this week,” Dr Balsing Rajput, DCP (cyber-crime) was quoted as saying by the Hindustan Times.
“When he stopped doing well on the field after 2018, he started missing the luxurious lifestyle that he had become used to. That was his primary motive behind conning people under various pretexts,” an official from the cyber police was quoted as saying in the report.
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