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ICC lauds Sri Lanka for introducing tough laws

India involved in most fixing cases - ICC

According to the ICC, India is involved in most of the match-fixing cases in cricket.
According to the ICC, India is involved in most of the match-fixing cases in cricket.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has commended Sri Lanka’s efforts in introducing tough laws to combat the match-fixing menace from the island nation.

This was revealed by the ICC Coordinator for Investigations Steve Richardson during an online symposium organised by the Sports Law and Policy Centre of India.

Richardson cited the example of Sri Lanka which became the first country in the sub-continent to criminalise match-fixing last year.

Richardson said there was no way out of this situation without declaring fixing a punishable offence.

Steve Richardson

“Sri Lanka was the first nation that brought a match-fixing law. For that reason, Sri Lanka cricket is better protected now,” he said.

“In Australia’s case, we are very proactive. At the moment with no legislation in place in India they are operating with one hand tied up,” added Richardson.

He also hoped that India would emulate it soon considering the fact that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will be hosting next year’s T20 World Cup as well as the 2023 ICC World Cup.

According to the ICC, India is involved in most of the match-fixing cases in cricket.

“We have 50 investigations that we are undertaking and the majority of those cases have links to corruptors in India,” he emphasised.

However, not all players are involved. On the contrary, most of the fixes are Indians said Richardson. He also stated it is very dangerous to the game. “The players are the final link in this chain. But the problem is with the individuals who organise corruption, who pay the cricketers and who sit outside the sport.” “I can deliver eight names to the Indian governing agencies who are series offenders and constantly approach the players,” Richardson added.

Meanwhile, the high profile Indian Premier League (IPL) has also been a hot topic since the beginning of the tournament.

There are various allegations every year that most of the matches of the tournament are fixed. these allegations were also proved in 2013.

At that time, the ICC thought the violence of those involved in match-fixing in India would decrease. But the real picture is different.

(CF)

 


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