Will banning gifts to players combat corruption in sport?

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Published: Monday, 16 September 2013 Written by Alex Odell No Comments

In an effort to be seen to be responding to the public outcry about alleged corruption in the Indian Premier League, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has banned all gifts to players participating in the 2013 Champions League Twenty20 (CL20). But is this consistent with guidance in the UK and US, or an overreaction?

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Alex Odell

Alex Odell

Alex is a barrister at Peters & Peters Solicitors, specialising in business crime, extradition, corruption and sports law. He is part of the P&P Sports Disputes and Investigations team. Prior to joining P&P, Alex was a tenant at the leading criminal set Five Paper Buildings. He has extensive experience of sports law in the context of criminal litigation, having prosecuted cases involving the illicit broadcasting of premier league football for many years.

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