Lahore, May 15: The ugly scourge of betting has reared its head across the Indo-Pak border. Former Pakistan Test off-break and current umpire Akram Raza has been arrested after police busted a gang of bookmakers taking illegal bets on the ongoing Indian Premier League matches.
"We arrested seven men from a plaza in Liberty area in Gulberg today and one of them has been identified as Akram Raza a former Pakistan player," a senior police officer at the Gulberg police station said.
He said the police had got a tip off that a gang of known bookmakers was managing a book on the IPL in the liberty area and conducted the raid.
"We recovered cash, mobile phones and many telephone numbers in India," he said.
He said the arrested persons including Raza had been lodged at the Gulberg station but not charged as yet.