A gang set up a fake “Indian Premier League” tournament with farm labourers acting as players to dupe Russian punters in a betting scam reminiscent of the 1973 film The Sting. The Guardian reports that the gang allegedly hired labourers and unemployed young people, paying them 400 rupees a game, and broadcast the matches live on a YouTube channel called “IPL”. Players took turns to wear jerseys of the Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Titans, with crowd-noise sound effects downloaded from the internet and a speaker with a knack for mimicking one of the IPL’s real Indian commentators used to make the tournament appear authentic. At the same time the camera operator made sure the entire ground was not shown, beaming close-ups of the players instead.