Former Indian captain Anil Kumble said on Wednesday that stringent rules will help curb the menace of corruption in cricket. He hoped that the law government is trying to enact to deal with match and spot-fixing will act as a deterrent to the menace.

"The government is making efforts to put in place the new standalone law to deal with 'unfair cricket practices' and I only hope it acts a deterrent to curb the menace," Kumble told reporters on the sidelines of KSCA's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations.

Amidst the uproar over IPL spot-fixing, Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal on May 26 had said that the government would make efforts to put in place the law by August.

However, Kumble said cricket administrators can only take certain measures and make life difficult for people getting involved in match-fixing, but cannot conduct surveillance on each individual, 365 days and 24/7.