Rajasthan Royals player reports IPL fixing approach

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The 2015 Indian Premier League runs until Sunday 24 May

A Rajasthan Royals player has claimed he was offered money to influence an Indian Premier League game.

The unnamed player said he was approached by a state team-mate, who is not involved in the T20 league, about receiving money for following a pre-decided pattern of play.

The franchise confirmed the incident had been reported to the Indian cricket board's (BCCI) anti-corruption unit.

Royals play their first IPL match of 2015 on Friday against Kings XI Punjab.

BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur confirmed on Twitterexternal-link that claims were made last month.

"A player was approached and he immediately intimated the BCCI anti corruption unit. Glad that BCCI education policy showing positive results," he wrote.

In a second tweet he added: "Players are alert and they know what is to be done due to our regular education efforts."

In 2013, three Rajasthan cricketers - including India paceman Shanthakumaran Sreesanth - were arrested on suspicion of taking money to concede a fixed number of runs.

Sreesanth denied any wrongdoing but was banned for life by the BCCI.