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Gavaskar hits out at Meiyyapan

Gavaskar hits out at Meiyyapan
‘The full force of the law must come down on Meiyyapan,’ Gavaskar said while speaking to the India On Tuesday Group in Melbourne. Gavaskar said Srinivasan needs to explain why he did not act against players if he knew they were involved in fixing.

‘There are reports which say the Mudgal committee report has found that Srinivasan knew about betting but did not do anything about it. Srinivasan should answer for why he did not act if he knew that a player was guilty,’ Gavaskar said.

Gavaskar was in Australia at the invitation of prime minister Narendra Modi to attend a special reception at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which was hosted by Australian PM Tony Abbot.

Several Indian and Australian cricketing legends such as Kapil Dev, VVS Laxman, Steve Waugh, Glenn McGrath, Allan Border, Jason Gillespie also attended the reception on Tuesday. Gavaskar said there should be zero tolerance against match-fixing and betting and if any player is found guilty of having participated in wrong acts then he should be jailed and his entire cricketing history deleted from the record books.

Gavaskar said, ‘New Zealand have come up with a new law on betting which says that guilty players will be jailed. India should have the same law.’

The former captain also suggested the government should think about legalising betting in India. 
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