New laws in focus amid bet fixing scandal

    Published in: Latest Intelligence India considers reforms to gain control over sports betting and corruption The final month of the Indian Premier League’s Twenty20 cricket tournament, which ended this week, was such a disaster that the Indian Supreme Court was even called in to rule on whether to just cancel the last few matches of the season.Two players from the Rajasthan Royals team are in jail pending trial while a third is out on bail on charges of having accepted bribes of as much as 6 million rupees ($110,000) at a time to give up runs in coordination with bookies who placed bets that would happen.More than a dozen others have been arrested in the widening scandal, including bookies and Gurunath Meiyappan, a top official with the Chennai Super Kings, who lost in the tournament final when the Supreme Court declined to call it off. Meiyappan’s arrest for betting on league...

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