Police arrested 29-year-old state level cricketer Saurabh Bhambri on the charges of deceiving his clients on the pretext of getting them visas to play cricket for private clubs earlier this week. Almost a week after this incident, police found out that the accused had introduced his clients to a former international cricketer. Indian Express reports that the cricketer with whom he introduced his clients had played first class cricket in Australia and England.
Bhambri used to arrange tournaments for his clients and on one such occasions was present a cricketer from Australia as the chief guest, according to the FIR. Not only this, an Indian cricketer too was present as one of the guests in a tournament. A farmer’s son Rishab Tyagi had lodged the FIR and told police that he had participated in Bareilly Premier League which was organised by Bhambri in 2015. The accused made Tyagi meet teh foreign cricketer and said him that he knows people in the association there. The FIR stated, ” He said he knew cricketers well, which is why he could call them as guests.”
After this, he demanded a sum of Rs 7 lakh so that he could send Tyagi to Australia. After convincing his father, Tyagi got the money and the final deal was struck in Delhi according to the FIR. According to the police, Bhambri was arrested after four people including Tyagi lodged a complaint against him.