Match-fixing law will be a game-changer in India: Steve Richardson - watsupptoday.com
Match-fixing law will be a game-changer in India: Steve Richardson
Posted 25 Jun 2020 04:31 PM

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“India has got two ICC global events coming up: The T20 World Cup [in 2021] and the World Cup in 2023. At the moment with no legislation in place, we’ll have good relations with Indian police, but they are operating with one hand tied behind their back,” said Richardson.

The coordinator of investigations at the International Cricket Council’s Anti-corruption unit (ACU) Steve Richardson believes that ‘match-fixing law would be a game-changer in India’ and will the ‘single-most-effective thing’ to protect the game from match-fixers.

In the span of three years from 2021 to 2023, India are scheduled to host two major ICC events -- T20 World Cup 2021 and ODI World Cup in 2023. These global tournaments are the most liked events by the match-fixers and protecting it from fraudsters is always a challenge for the ICC with the limited resources.

“India has got two ICC global events coming up: the T20 World Cup [in 2021] and the World Cup in 2023. At the moment with no legislation in place, we’ll have good relations with Indian police, but they are operating with one hand tied behind their back. We will do everything we can to disrupt the corrupters. And we do, we make life very, very difficult for them as far and as much as we can to stop them from operating freely,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Richardson as saying.

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