Rahul Dravid in favour of legalising betting if it helps in curbing corruption

Rahul Dravid pointed out four integrity issues in Indian sport that require legal intervention © Getty Images

New Delhi: Nov 12, 2013

Former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid said that he was in favour of legalising betting in the country if such a step can help reduce corruption in sports.

Asked if he was in favour of legalising betting in the country, Dravid said, “If it can help in reducing corruption, I am all for it.”

Dravid was speaking at a special session on ‘Ethics and Integrity in Sports’ organised by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

He pointed out four integrity issues in Indian sport that require legal intervention.

“While the subject matter of sports integrity is very vast in its scope, I would like to focus the attention of legislators and policy makers in our midst to matters that I believe require immediate attention.

“There are four integrity issues in Indian sport that require legal intervention, which are, age fraud, doping, deliberate under-performance and player involvement in the betting industry,” said the former skipper.