Gambling undoubtedly is as old as mankind and its roots somewhere attached with cricket and most of all through various links. Cricket is the most popular game in India today, and the game has a glorious history in the country. However, the current decade has also witnessed controversies related to Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. The matches have been played in contravention of the IPL rules which brought a stigma to the game.
The Mudgal Committee says that investigative agencies lack the tools to track the bookies, the wager amount and detect sporting fraud sans intelligence from the source such as phone tapping. In the light of the report, the investigative agencies stated before the Mudgal Committee that, “Legalizing sports betting would reduce the element of black money and influence of the underworld beside helping them in detection and focusing their investigation”.
The Supreme Court constituted a committee under the chairmanship of former Chief Justice R.M Lodha to examine and make suitable recommendations for reforms in practices and procedure and necessary amendments in the Memorandum of Association and Rules & Regulation of the Board of Cricket Control of India.
Under the head of Morality and Betting: Illegal Activities can be divided into two categories,
activities, which definitely cause damage to the society and
activities, like gambling and betting, which cause damage to the individual but whose social impact varies.
And still, there are more aspects and provisions, reports, data, which is the most important part of this report been attached herewith.
The factors and issues highlighted surely described the need for framing rules and regulation to avoid such mala-fide, greedy acts, within the amid of the prospective declaration promulgated by the senior committee and authorities such actions must be conceived and implemented as for the future consideration and administration.
And the most effective measures should have been taken by the authority in order to overcome the possibility of these acts or any which harm both Societies at large and Authorities and set terrified examples.