Former state-level cricketer dupes many of lakhs
New Delhi: Former state-level cricketer Saurabh Bhambri was arrested on Tuesday for luring many young cricket aspirants to pay large sums on the pretext of sending them to play in Australian Cricket Academy.
Bhambri called young aspiring cricketers to his sports management company and harboured dreams among them to play in Indian Cricket team. The youngsters often fell in the 'Cricket trap' of the former State level player after seeing his sports company in Bareilly where he organised various cricket training and training camps attended by several high profile foreign cricketers.
Bhambri calls himself the Managing Director of the Brosid Sports Management in Bareilly and resided in Delhi.
In various programmes organsied in Bareilly, foreign coaches and cricketers were called in to influence young cricketers and huge money was taken from them.
DCP Crime Branch Ram Gopal Naik confirmed the arrest. Bhambri was arrested after an aspirant lodged a complain. He said that Bhambri has taken Rs seven lakh from him on the pretext of sending him to Australian Cricket Academy. However, when his Visa was rejected he understood something was fishy.
The investigation later revealed that Bhambri has duped several others by promising them to send them abroad to play cricket and undergo cricket training.
He used to flaunt his close connections with the big names of the sport and often posted photographs with BCCI officials as well as Indian Cricket team.
"He often demanded money according to the financial status of the youngsters, promised them a foreign tour to Australia and cheated them" said a senior police officer.