Sports Correspondent, New Delhi. You will be surprised to know that the game is being played in Pakistan with the money of India. There is no bilateral cricket series between the two countries for the last 10 years due to Pakistan sponsored terrorism. Cricket teams of both the countries face each other only in ICC and Asian tournaments due to global contracts. Pakistani cricketers also do not play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) but you will be surprised to know that the sponsor of the 2021 season of Pakistan Super League (PSL) was a company that earns most of its money from India.

There are many betting apps currently running in India, one of which is 70 percent of the customers of this online betting app, operating from the island of Curaco in the West Indies, are Indians, that is, most of the company’s earnings come from Indian customers. The same company has been the sponsor of PSL with a brand value of Rs 2640 crore. Not only this, the same betting company was also the sponsor of Pakistan’s T20 series played against South Africa in Abu Dhabi last year. Apart from this, in the last two years, the company has been sponsoring the Lanka Premier League, the T20 series played between the UAE and Ireland, several T10 and T20 series, besides Indian cricket’s tour of Sri Lanka.

The extent to which the betting companies in India have taken root can be gauged from the fact that these companies are included in the sponsors till the IIFA Awards. The police across the country is very serious about physical betting in India, but it seems difficult to stop online betting. In a similar case in 2019, the Delhi High Court had asked the government to decide whether to ban online betting. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had then said that they cannot ban websites that are operated from abroad.

Edited By: Sanjay Savern