Sports ministry mulls over a refined draft of anti-fixing law

Last Updated: Fri, Jun 14, 2013 07:40 hrs

Sports Minister Jitendra Singh has said his ministry is taking help from international Olympic committee (IOC) to improve the draft version of the anti-fixing law.

Indian Premier League (IPL), the sport's richest tournament, was embroiled in controversy last month when police arrested three cricketers - S. Sreesanth and his Rajasthan Royals team mates Ankeet Chavan and Ajit Chandila - on suspicion of taking money to concede a fixed number of runs.

The case has prompted the government to look at the possibility of introducing a law to combat match fixing and spot-fixing.

While talking to mediapersons here yesterday, Singh said that they were deliberating on different aspects of improving the law and would soon give a strong piece of legislation to the country.

"We are studying the existing laws of 20 other nations and we have also formed a committee to think how we can improve the draft of the law which we have got from the law ministry. We are also demanding help from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) who has been working on this front from a long time," said Singh.

Singh had earlier held a meeting with his New Zealand counter part in a bid to increase co-operation and exchange of information between the two countries in the field of sports development and excellence on June 5. (ANI)

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