"No offence under the penal statute of India was made out against players involved in match-fixing." © Getty Images (Representational Image)
“No offence under the penal statute of India was made out against players involved in match-fixing.” © Getty Images (Representational Image)

New Delhi: Highlighting the problem of match-fixing which had rocked Indian cricket in 2000 with the former captain Mohammad Azharuddin‘s name cropping up, a court here today expressed anguish that “no laws have been enacted till date to cover these situations.” IPL spot fixing: Offence under provisions of MCOCA not attracted

“It may be worth the while to mention here that a similar situation in regard to fixing of players had arisen in the year 2000 vis-a-vis the famous players Azharuddin and others. Delhi Court’s decision on Sreesanth, others an embarrassment for Neeraj Kumar

“A preliminary inquiry was conducted by CBI but it was reported that no offence under the penal statute of India was made out against these players who had indulged in session/match-fixing. Aditya Verma welcomes Court’s decisions to drop charges against Sreesanth, others in IPL spot-fixing case

“Despite being aware of the situation, no laws have been enacted till date to cover these situations,” Additional Sessions Judge Neena Bansal Krishna said. Sreesanth: Want my daughter to know me as cricketer, not terrorist