In a first for a South Asian nation, Sri Lanka has criminalised several offences related to match-fixing, and decreed strict penalties in the wake of the investigation by the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) of International Cricket Council (ICC) into the country’s cricket, which has been roiled by corruption scandals over the past two years. On Monday, Sri Lanka’s Parliament passed all three readings of The Prevention of Offences Related to Sports Bill that entails a prison term of up to 10 years for corruption in sports, as well as hefty fines up to 100 million Sri Lankan rupees. The Bill, which was presented by Sports Minister Harin Fernando, found strong backing from Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup winning captain and Cabinet minister Arjuna Ranatunga. Match-fixing is a serious crime in a number of other cricketing nations, including England and Australia. Advertising What does Sri Lanka’s new match-fixing law say? According to the new legislation, “any … [Read more...] about Explained: Sri Lanka has criminalised match-fixing. What does the new law say?
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In a first in South Asia, Sri Lanka has criminalised several offences related to match-fixing in an attempt to stamp out the corruption scandals that have plagued the national team in the past few years. The Sri Lanka Parliament has passed all three readings of a bill entitled “Prevention of Offences Related to Sports” in which offences related to corruption in sports will carry a prison term of up to 10 years, as well as various fines, reports ESPNcricinfo. Also Read: Kohli & Co ask for special practice session to prepare for Day/Night TestSports Minister Harin Fernando presented the bill in Parliament on Monday and it was supported by former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga, who is now a Cabinet Minister.The bill not only seeks to punish “any person related to a sport” who is directly involved in fixing, but also those who “provide...inside information”, curators who prepare playing surfaces to suit betting … [Read more...] about Match-fixing now a criminal offence in Sri Lanka
Video PlayerClose JAKARTA, March 25 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian national police on Monday detained former interim chairman of the country's football association Joko Driyono for alleged involvement in match fixing. The police started to investigate the scandal in December based on a preliminary report from the team manager of the country's football club. "For now, an investigation is being carried out. And it has been conducted a detention today," said Brigadier General Hendro Pandowo, head of task force for football of the national police on Monday. The scandal occurred just before the start of country's top tier professional football league, according to the police. Based on the preliminary results of investigation, the police revealed that the match fixing scores were set for the third-tie league, and that the second and first tie leagues were also targeted. So far, a total of 15 people have been declared suspects in the scandal. … [Read more...] about Indonesian police detain ex-top football official for alleged match fixing
IMAGE: In February this year, Sri Lanka batting great Sanath Jayasuriya was banned from all cricket for two years after breaching two counts of the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption code. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has been under investigation by the ICC's ACU since 2017. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters Sri Lanka has become the first South Asian nation to criminalise several offences related to match-fixing as its parliament passed all three readings of a bill labelled "Prevention of Offences Related to Sports". If a person is found guilty of committing an offence related to corruption in sports, then he may find himself jailed for a term up to 10 years and he will also be required to pay various fines, ESPNcricinfo reported. The newest legislation covers all sports and it is believed that the recent investigation by Anti-Corruption Unit prompted this bill to be drafted. Sri Lanka's Sports Minister Harin Fernando presented the bill in the parliament and former skipper … [Read more...] about Buzz: Sri Lanka to criminalise fixing-related offences
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