<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="IPL 2013 betting row: Sports betting will aide match fixers: Delhi Police" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130219172319.jpg" title="IPL 2013 betting row: Sports betting will aide match fixers: Delhi Police" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Delhi Police Special Commissioner SN Srivastava feels potential match-fixers have a chance of manipulating regulatory body if betting is legalised © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>New Delhi: Jun 25, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> New Delhi Police's Special Commissioner SN Srivastava, who is leading the Special Cell's investigations into the <a href="/tags/IPL/post" target="_blank">Indian Premier League</a> (IPL) 2013 spot-fixing scandal, is against the idea of legalising sports betting in India as potential match fixers have a chance of "manipulating" regulatory body.<br /> <br /> "Just because we have failed to curb it, we should not resort towards regulating betting," Srivastava said during an interactive session on 'Regulating Sports Betting: To Counter Match Fixing' organised by the FICCI.<br /> <br /> "Even if we legalise betting or form a regulatory authority, does than guarantee a curb on betting?" Srivastava asked a pertinent question. Match fixers can use regulatory bodies to manipulate the players even more to do spot-fixing or match-fixing," he said.<br /> <br /> Srivastava, believes that a specific law would have been helpful to covict the players who are allegedly involved in the case.<br /> <br /> "We have been using IPC <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/KCA-official-shocked-after-MCOCA-was-invoked-against-Sreesanth/27467" target="_blank">and MCOCA</a>. We would file the chargesheet in the case very soon. Till the new laws come up, we have to follow the Indian Gambling Act of 1955," he added.<br /> <br /> He was also of the opinion that the Indian society, compared to the advanced countries where betting is legal, is not in a position to accept legalised betting.