Cricket: Indian government looking at introducing spot-fixing law after arrests
NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - India is mulling a law to deal with the issue of spot-fixing in sport following last week's arrest of cricketers and bookmakers, government officials said on Monday.
Former India Test bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth and two other players were arrested along with 11 bookmakers on Thursday on suspicion of spot-fixing in the country's ongoing Twenty20 league.
The cricket board immediately suspended the trio, who have been accused of taking money to concede a certain number of runs in a particular over.
Law Minister Kapil Sibal has consulted Sports Minister Jitendra Singh and the new bill will likely be introduced in the next session of the Indian parliament.