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‘Give 10-year jail term to match-fixers’

Malcolm Speed and other related officials to set up a meeting on Friday.

Written by Agencies | Melbourne |
June 6, 2011 3:36:38 pm

Cricket Australia is among the country’s sports bodies which will meet government ministers to discuss a legislation that proposes 10-year jails term for match-fixers here,on Friday. Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland is chairman of Coalition of Major Professional and Participation Sports (COMPPS),which will present a working party paper on corruption to Sports Minister Mark Arbib on Wednesday. CA’s chief legal counsel Dean Kino is part of the team which has drafted the proposal.

“There’s a meeting on Wednesday of sporting CEOs in Melbourne,they have a regular CEOs meeting,but here,the working party paper on corruption in sport will be tabled,” a CA spokesman was quoted as saying by the local media here. “The federal minister for sport Mark Arbib will also be present. There’s been quite a lot of discussion between James Sutherland and Mark Arbib and the other CEOs,and a meeting will follow on Friday between government ministers,” he added.

COMPPS’ executive director is former ICC chief executive Malcolm Speed. Arbib has suggested 10 years in jail as punishment for match-fixers in sports. Australia has been rocked by allegations of match-fixing in its national rugby league.The new legislation would also help rein in betting,which is rampant in cricket.

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