A public interest lawsuit (PIL) has been filed in a district court by a social activist from
Muzaffarpur, Bihar, accusing former Indian cricket captain and BCCI president
Saurav Ganguly, cricketers Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya, actor Aamir Khan,
and others of promoting gambling.
The petitioner, Tammanah Hashmi, claimed that by encouraging young people to
gamble through IPL-related online games, these celebrities put at risk their present
and future. According to Hashmi, the youth are being tricked and attracted by
tempting prizes, which could cause them to develop a gambling addiction.
Hashmi claimed that well-known figures from the fields of film and cricket are
promoting various gaming programmes and tempting their fans to create teams for
the Indian Premier League (IPL). While some have received rewards, the petitioner
claims that others will develop gambling addictions. The case's next hearing is
scheduled for April 22.
Notably, Hashmi has previously filed PILs against well-known people for a variety of
Online gambling and sports betting can be addictive so it is crucial to gambling
responsibly. One should always know when to stop. Online gambling should only be
considered for fun and not as an income source