Cricket is one such sport which has constantly evolved right from its inception. There are more and more robust and short formats emerging from the game. However, there has also some negative aspects which are present in the game.
Match-fixing is one such problem that all cricket boards unanimously face. It rose to its peak in the T20 formats, particularly leagues such as IPL. This whole concept revolves around external bookies/dealers influencing players or teams to underperform and speculation through money.
These activities are extremely harmful, as they tend to harm the integrity and honesty of the sport. All sports give a platform to all people who have the talent and skill, irrespective of all other factors. The true nature of sports is entertaining because of one factor- uncertainty.
BCCI is one of the boards who have been facing these problems since the start of 2008-2009. They have made many efforts to tackle this problem and ensure the dignity of the game is maintained.
Australian fixing Kingpin arrested, BCCI ACU head comments
An Indian man has been identified by the Victoria police in Australia as the central figure and kingpin in a global tennis match-fixing and betting scam. Board of Control for Cricket in India’s anti-corruption unit (ACU) head Ajit Singh said on Sunday that the person identified in a Sydney Morning Herald report as Ravinder Dandiwal was a ‘person of interest’.
“He wanted to run a league in Mohali which we scuttled. This was about two to three years back. One of the ways is that if there is a suspect league, we inform the players that this is a suspect league so they are not supposed to participate in it. So once the BCCI players are out, it is more or less gone for the league” Singh states on Dandiwal’s previous actions.
Singh suggests on how this issue can be tackled. He states, “Players need to be updated, the anti-corruption code also keeps getting updated with new provisions, like in terms of the authority to ask participants for various documents, the gadgets and communication devices they use and call details, etc.”