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Fake IPL, video, reaction, Russian gamblers, police, updates, details

A gang of conmen set up a fake Indian Premier League tournament with farm labourers acting as players to dupe Russian punters in a betting scam reminiscent of the Oscar-winning 1973 movie “The Sting”.

The grifters managed to reach the quarterfinal stage of their so-called “Indian Premier Cricket League” before the racket was busted by Indian police.

The tournament began three weeks after the actual IPL concluded in May, according to police, but that proved no hindrance to the gang, who they said leased a remote farm in the western state of Gujarat.

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They installed a cricket pitch, complete with “boundary lines and halogen lamps,” police inspector Bhavesh Rathod told reporters.

“Besides this the accused had set up high resolution cameras on the ground and…

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