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Indian minister says fixing may hit other sports

 FILE - In this Saturday, March 5, 2011 file photo, Indian cricketer Shantakumaran Sreesanth reacts during a practice session in Bangalore, India. Sre...
 Activists of Kalinga Sena, a local political party, hold placards as they burn a poster of Indian cricketer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth at a protest aga...
 Indian cricket player Shantakumaran Sreesanth walks to be produced in court in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. India's top court asked the B...

India Spot Fixing

FILE - In this Saturday, March 5, 2011 file photo, Indian cricketer Shantakumaran Sreesanth reacts during a practice session in Bangalore, India. Sre...

India Spot Fixing

Activists of Kalinga Sena, a local political party, hold placards as they burn a poster of Indian cricketer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth at a protest aga...

India Spot Fixing

Indian cricket player Shantakumaran Sreesanth walks to be produced in court in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. India's top court asked the B...

India's sports minister says it's important to have a law to deal with manipulating matches to ensure it doesn't spread to other sports after test cricketer Shantakumaran Sreesanth and two other players were arrested for spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League.
Jitendra Singh said Thursday that a deterrent is necessary because fixing "might have started in other sports."
Charges of cheating, criminal conspiracy and criminal breach of trust have been brought against Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan for conceding a fixed mininum number of runs per over in exchange for up to 6 million rupees ($110,000) for every over from bookmakers.
However, there is no specific law in India that encompasses fixing as betting itself is illegal in the country except on horse racing.


Updated : 2021-07-30 02:04 GMT+08:00