BCCI should educate players from U-16 level to curb spot-fixing: Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri felt that the menace of spot-fixing needs to be tackled at grass-root level © AFP

Mumbai: May 2013

Former India cricketer and current commentator Ravi Shastri, who was present in BCCI’s meeting on Sunday, suggested that the Board should educate players from the U-16 level to get rid of the menace of fixing at the grass-root level.

“Shastri suggested that the Board should look to educate the players from the U-16 level. They should be made aware early in life about the consequences of being involved in these corrupt practices,” a BCCI official said, as reported by Times of India.

The former India all-rounder also suggested that domestic games too should be monitored closely.

“According to Shastri, players at the domestic level should be given hand-books, which will have the dos and the don’ts so that they don’t cross the limits,” the official added.

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