'BCCI to write to govt asking for a law against fixing'

  • Updated: May 20, 2013, 6:33 PM IST

New Delhi: A day after Law Minister Kapil Sibal proposed a new law to curb fixing menace in sport in the wake of IPL spot-fixing scandal, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has backed the need of a tougher legislation to control fixing, sources said on Monday.

The BCCI will write to the government asking for a new law to help curb fixing, sources added. On Sunday, Sibal met Sports Minister Jitendra Singh and proposed to plug the loopholes that help the accused to escape punishment.

The suggestion comes even as probe widened around the ongoing IPL spot fixing scandal that has shocked the cricket fans in the country and put serious questions on the credibility of the brand IPL. Rajasthan Royals cricketers S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested on May 16 on charges that they spot-fixed certain matches in IPL 6. All three players, along with several bookies and fixers, have been arrested in the case and their interrogations are on.

The Delhi Police claimed to have made a breakthrough in the IPL spot-fixing probe on Monday and recovered Rs 20 lakh from a relative of arrested Chandila in Faridabad even as a petitioner moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the semifinal and final matches of the ongoing season of IPL.

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