<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Adam Gilchrist backs Rahul Dravid's suggestion of legalising betting in India" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20131113200318.jpg" title="Adam Gilchrist backs Rahul Dravid's suggestion of legalising betting in India" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Adam Gilchrist said it is important to discourage corruption in cricket © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Bangalore: Nov 13, 2013 </strong><br /> <br /> Australian great <a href="/tags/Adam-Gilchrist/post" target="_blank">Adam Gilchrist</a> on Wednesday supported former Indian cricket captain <a href="/tags/Rahul-Dravid/post" target="_blank">Rahul Dravid</a> on the subject of<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Rahul-Dravid-in-favour-of-legalising-betting/33620" target="_blank"> legalising betting in India </a>if it helps eradicate corruption in sports.<br /> <br /> "I support his [Dravid] comments on legalising betting. If it is going to eradicate corruption, it's got to be a positive move," he told reporters here at an event organised by the University of Wollongong (UOW), one of <a href="/tags/Australia/post" target="_blank">Australia</a>'s leading research and higher education institutions.<br /> <br /> Gilchrist said though there are challenges to legalise betting on regulatory front, it is important to discourage corruption in cricket.<br /> <br /> "I don't know the delicacies around it in India. I come from a country where gambling is legal, and is well controlled and regulated. So, there are challenges but if it is going to eradicating corruption, I will be supporting it," he added.<br /> <br /> Dravid yesterday had said that he was in favour of legalising betting if such a step could help reduce corruption in sports. "If it can help in reducing corruption, I am all for it," he had said.<br /> <br /> Asked whether all players going into auction pool would disturb evenness in the next Indian Premier League (IPL), Gilchrist said it was a great challenge for the governing body to keep the tournament even by retaining at least six players.<br /> <br /> "It is crucial we don't take for granted the spectators. The level of loyalty needs to be there and for that I would like to see six players to be retained in each side to maintain evenness in the tournament," he said.<br /> <br /> Gilchrist credited <a href="/tags/Chennai-Super-Kings/post" target="_blank">Chennai Super Kings</a> for consistency in their recruiting policy, which builds the foundation around a group of players.<br /> <br /> Mumbai obviously has started to move in that direction too, he added.