Confidence of people in sports is shattered due to such controversies, says Kapil Sibal

In the wake of controversy over spot-fixing in IPL matches, the Sports Ministry has started holding consultations with the Law Ministry to draft a new law to deal with betting in sports.

“Yes, I talked to (Sports Minister) Jitendra Singh. We will soon draft a new law to deal with the malice of betting,” Law Minister Kapil Sibal told PTI on Sunday.

He said the confidence of the people in sports is shattered when such controversies erupt.

While people think whatever is happening in the field is in the interest of the game, facts turn out to be otherwise, the Minister said.

Delhi police on Sunday arrested three more in the spot-fixing scandal, including a former Ranji player.

The police have asked hotels in Mumbai, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Hyderabad to provide CCTV footage to scan meetings of the three arrested cricketers with bookies in connection with the spot-fixing case.

Police are also planning to seek permission for collecting voice samples of the players.