IPL is not just the most famous cricketing league in the world, it’s one of the most famous leagues among all sports in the world and it’s not a surprise that because of its popularity, this tournament attracts a lot of punters as well.
But, it’s hard to imagine that a group of people can create a fake IPL and can deceive the punters in Russia by broadcasting the fake tournament. However, it’s not just an imagination, it’s a reality. It has happened and some of the locals in Gujarat did it on a farm.
It was such a well-designed plan that it successfully deceived the punters in Russia into believing that it was the original IPL. The locals kept the names of the teams Chennai, Mumbai, and Gujarat. Chennai and Mumbai are the most successful and famous teams in the IPL and Gujarat was the winner of IPL 2022.
The matches were held on a local farm and a typical cricket pitch was curated as well. The cricketers were in proper jerseys as if official cricket matches were taking place and most importantly, while they broadcasted the matches on YouTube, they got the camera angle spot on too. So, it looked like a typical cricket broadcast.
Cricket is not very popular in Russia, but a lot of information about IPL is available on the internet
The punters were lured into it and the tournament actually went on till its knockout round before the police got to know about it and the matter was investigated. It has surprised one and all how a group of people in a local village can come up with such planning and successfully deceive the punters in Russia.
Cricket is not a very popular sport in Russia and one can imagine that the Russian punters might not have had the information that the original IPL of this year has finished already, but with so much information available on the internet these days, it’s still surprising.
Here it is, the moment you’ve all been waiting for….
Footage of the Fake IPL, which somehow conned people in Russia into betting on it.Advertisement
‘Chennai Fighters’ off to a solid start, pitch looking in good condition. pic.twitter.com/XtaL5W5zli
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