New Delhi: Spot fixing and match fixing would fall in the category of criminal offences under the new law being contemplated by the government, Law Minister Kapil Sibal said here on Monday. (Also read: Rajasthan Royals terminate contracts of tainted players)
Sibal has emphasised that there was a need for a separate law to deal with the menace of fixing in cricket as the Indian Penal Code (IPC) does not recognise match fixing and spot fixing as offences. Sreesanth is subject of upcoming Malayalam movie, Cricket
"You have to have a separate definition and a separate law, which makes match fixing or spot fixing an offence, a criminal offence, and have separate provisions dealing with the punishment and trial. Of course the criminal procedure code will apply," Sibal told 'NDTV'.