Mumbai: Describing the IPL spot-fixing scandal as unfortunate, former India football captain Baichung Bhutia said betting should be legalised in the country to stop corruption in cricket.
"In Europe betting is legalised and you don't come across such scams everyday in football like you get to see it in cricket. I think legalising would make it better," Bhutia told reporters on the sidelines of a Football Players Association of India event here last night.
"It is unfortunate. Players shouldn't be greedy. I think it was unnecessary. Just because of a few players you can't say the entire game is bad or the sport of cricket is bad. Only few players do it. The game is bigger than any player," he added.