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Thatscricket - News - Gambling Act to help tackle match-fixing

Published: Sunday, July 15, 2001, 21:33 [IST]
 
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New Delhi: Parliament was on Friday informed that the Law Ministry has been asked to study provisions of Gambling Acts in various states to tackle cricket match-fixing.[an error occurred while processing this directive]In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Pon Radhakrishnan said the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had revised its Code of Conduct to achieve higher standards.The minister told the house that former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin had been banned for life from playing cricket by the BCCI while five year bans had been imposed on Ajay Jadeja, Ajay Sharma and Manoj Prabhakar.Azharuddin and Jadeja had challenged the BCCI's decision in the court. UNI

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