CBI established Sport Integrity Unit to investigate sports fraud cases

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) established a Sport Integrity Unit on 15 April 2014 to investigate the cases related to fraud in sports.

Created On: Apr 16, 2014 18:55 ISTModified On: Apr 16, 2014 18:59 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) established a Sport Integrity Unit on 15 April 2014 to investigate the cases related to fraud in sports. Betting and Match fixing are the most common cases of sports fraud.

CBI had held discussions with officials of International Cricket Council (ICC) and Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) before setting up the unit.

Objective of this Unit

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•    combating malpractices in sports
•    coordinating with sports federations and law enforcement agencies
•    investigating and inquiring into matters related to sports fraud

International Scenario

Internationally, the Australian Federal Police, Federal Bureau of Investigation (United States), some European countries has established special dedicated units to investigate with cases of sports fraud.

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