Karnataka Premier League team Belagavi Panthers’ owner Asfaq Ali arrested in betting scamThe police claimed to have busted an international cricket betting scandal with the arrest of Belagavi Panthers’ owner Asfaq Ali Thara.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service BengaluruSeptember 25, 2019UPDATED: September 25, 2019 09:14 IST Asfaq Ali (middle) had allegedly placed bets on KPL matches with a Dubai-based bookie (Belagavi Panthers Twitter Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAsfaq Ali’s role in match fixing is also under investigation, Bengaluru joint commissioner of police confirmedT20 leagues like TNPL and KPL have been in the news for all the wrong reasons due to betting and fixing controversiesPolice claimed to have busted an international cricket betting scandal with Asfaq Ali’s arrestKarnataka’s league cricket team Belagavi Panthers’ owner Asfaq Ali Thara was arrested for his alleged involvement in a betting scam in the Karnataka Premier League (KPL) Tournament, run by the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA), police said on Wednesday.The police claimed to have busted an international cricket betting scandal with his arrest. Ali, they said, had placed bets on matches with a Dubai based bookie.”On a tip-off that Thara was in touch with a Dubai-based bookie, the city’s central crime branch police have taken him into custody on Tuesday to unearth the betting scam in the league cricket,” Bengaluru joint commissioner of police Sandeep Patil said.”Regarding match fixing, it is still under enquiry. Ali was in touch with players of other teams during KPL,” Patil added.The KSCA runs the KPL T20 tournament every year on the lines of the popular Indian Premier League (IPL) run by the cash-rich Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).Players of other teams have also been summoned for questioning, he said.”We are investigating Thara’s role in an alleged match fixing in which a few players of other teams are reportedly involved. We have summoned them also for questioning, as he was in touch with some of them,” Patil said in a statement.The KPL tournament for 2019 was held from August 16-31.The KPL has seven teams representing prominent cities and towns across the southern state, including Bengaluru Blasters, Bellary Tuskers, Bijapur Bulls, Hubli Tigers, Mysuru Warriors and Namma Shivamogga squad.advertisementAlso Read | Greed can’t be cured: Sunil Gavaskar on match-fixing claims in Indian T20 LeaguesFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Karnataka Premier LeagueFollow KPLFollow Belagavi PanthersFollow Asfaq Ali Next read more
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The agency’s new Asylum Trends report says that, based on historical trends showing higher numbers of asylum-seekers in the second half of each year, 2014 could produce as many as 700,000 claims – which would make it the highest level in industrialized countries in 20 years, and a level not seen since the 1990s conflict in former Yugoslavia.In a press release, UNHCR said applications for refugee status in industrialized countries are just one element in the global picture of forced displacement from wars and conflict, which number more than 51 million. Most remain either internally displaced within their own countries.“We are clearly into an era of growing conflict,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres.“The global humanitarian system is already in great difficulty,” he said. “The international community needs to prepare their populations for the reality that in the absence of solutions to conflict more and more people are going to need refuge and care in the coming months and years. Unfortunately, it is not clear that the resources and the access to asylum will be available to help them.”According to the UNHCR report, which is based on data received from 44 governments in Europe, North America and parts of the Asia-Pacific, said 330,700 people asked for refugee status in these 44 countries between the start of January and the end of June. The figure marks a rise of 24 percent from the same period a year earlier, and slightly higher than in the second half of last year (328,100 claims).Overall, Syria was the main country of origin of people seeking asylum with a more than two-fold increase (48,400 claims compared to 18,900 in the same period in 2013). Iraq, where hundreds of thousands of people have become newly displaced this year, produced 21,300 asylum applications, followed by Afghanistan (19,300) and Eritrea (18,900).Of the net overall increase in new claims shown in the report, more than two thirds of these were in just six countries – Germany, the United States, France, Sweden, Turkey and Italy.The report said Central Europe, in particular Hungary and Poland, as well as Australia saw declines in the numbers of people asking to be accepted as refugees. Australia had just 4,600 claims (a 20 per cent fall from a year earlier), while in Poland the number dropped to 3,300 (65 per cent lower) and in Hungary to 4,800 (58 per cent lower).UNHCR publishes data on worldwide forced displacement in its annual Global Trends report. Reports on asylum in industrialized countries are normally published twice annually. read more