Law to make Spot Fixing and Match Fixing Criminal Offences is coming

Law to make Spot Fixing and Match Fixing Criminal Offences is coming

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal has said that there are certain provisions in the Indian Penal Code to deal with match fixing and spot fixing in sports.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today the Minister said, Government has felt the need to enact a standalone legislation to further strengthen the legal provisions to prevent and combat sporting frauds, affecting the integrity of sports and fair play, like match fixing, deliberate under-performance, etc. Accordingly, Government has formulated a draft legislation named “Prevention of Sports Fraud Bill, 2015”. The Draft Bill, in its present form, inter-alia, defines Sports Frauds in sports events, contains provisions of penalty to the offenders and deals with the issue of Jurisdiction of Courts to adjudicate the matter, etc.

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