Watch a hilarious and bad fake IPL filmed on a FARM as brazen crooks are arrested for defrauding Russian gamers

A GROUP of scammers have been arrested after setting up a hilarious fake IPL – scamming Russian gamers out of thousands of pounds.

The crooks rented a field on a farm in Gujarat, western India, and paid laborers £4 per ‘match’ for the fully run tournament.

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Four scammers have been arrested after setting up a fake IPL to scam players out of moneyCredit: BBC News website
In total, Russia-based players parted ways with around £3,400 before the fake tournament was staged.

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In total, Russia-based players parted ways with around £3,400 before the fake tournament was staged.Credit: BBC News website

Unwitting players based in Russia parted ways with around £3,400 before the cops realized the outrageous scam.

The crooks have hired a fake referee and even a commentator impersonating the legendary Harsha Boghle to give it a sense of authenticity, while also using replica kits from the real teams.

They broadcast the matches on a YouTube channel called IPL.

But any true cricket fan could instantly tell the game was totally wrong – especially given the elite level of the legitimate IPL.

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Not only was the level of cricket that of your local village, but the pitch was worn and boasted a steeper slope than Lord’s.

The fraudsters played fake crowd noises on their footage and never showed a wide shot of the pitch.

Police Inspector Bhavesh Rathod told reporters the “referee” was told by walkie-talkie whether to signal a four, a six or a wicket.

It is claimed that the fake tournament took place three weeks after the conclusion of the real IPL in May.

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Incredibly, the “Indian Premier Cricket League”, as it was called, managed to achieve its QUARTERFINAL step before the police scold him.

Local reports claim Russian-based players placed bets on a Telegram channel set up by the gang and parted with more than £3,000 throughout the tournament.

Betting on cricket is illegal in India.

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Four people have been arrested for their involvement in the brazen scam.

The suspects were charged with criminal conspiracy and gambling, according to Reuters.

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