BJP MP and BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur introduced three private member bills in the Lok Sabha on Monday, among which was the much-talked-about 'National Sports Ethics Commission' bill. The bill, if passed, would go a long way in ensuring that malpractices involved in the sport are dealt with strictly.
Here are 5 things you must know about the bill:
The bill is aimed at establishing a national sports ethics body to ensure ethical practices in sports in the country.
Crack down on match fixing
The bill proposes severe punishment to those found indulging in match fixing. Apart from a life ban, the bill recommends "10 years of jail term" and a fine of five times the bribe amount for any sportsperson caught in the act.
Battling other evils
The bill also proposes a jail time of six months as well as a fine of Rs 1 lakh for cases of fraud
of age or gender.
Setting up national bodies
The bill also recommends setting up of a 'National Sports Ethics Commission', comprising judges and eminent sports persons, which would frame guidelines and rules to help sports bodies ensure ethical practices.
To establish a national sports ethics body to ensure ethical practices in sports as well as strive towards elimination of doping practices, match fixing, fraud of age, gender and sexual harassment of women in sports.