Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan, who owns the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) cricket team, said that greed for more money pushes players into indulging in match fixing.

The Indian Premier League (IPL), in which Shahrukh's team KKR is a participant, was recently embroiled in allegations of betting and spot-fixing by some players.

"Fixing has been there all over the world. Wherever there will be people betting, there will be fixing. It is not specifically in cricket, fixed matches are there in EPL (English Premier League)…and in some other sports," SRK told reporters last evening at an event while replying to a media query.

"It is an international phenomena. When people are going to bet and where betting is legal, even there it happens. So there will always be elements who are greedy, who succumb to stuff like this. This is in every profession including films, journalism and sports," the superstar said.