CBI to combat illegal betting in India with new Sports Integrity Unit

16 April 2014

The Indian Central Berau of Investigation (CBI) has set up a new ‘Sports Integrity Unit’ as part of an effort to combat illegal sports betting in the country.

Shri Ranjit Sinha, director of the CBI, confirmed that the new unit will operate under the guidance of the Special Crime Branch in Delhi.

The unit will be tasked with investigating and enquiring into matters related to sport frauds, combating malpractices in sports and coordination with sports federations and law enforcement agencies.

The Sports Integrity Unit will also actively engage with the Indian Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in order to ensure that the law dealing with corruption in sports is put in place as soon as possible.

The CBI said that by setting up the new unit, India will become one of the few nations in the world to have a dedicated set up as part of its federal investigative agency that focuses on sporting frauds.