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Fighting corruption in sport: an introduction to match manipulation

Thursday, 16 July 2020 By Abhinav Shrivastava, Shashank Atreya

This is an extract from “Fixing It – Tackling Match Manipulation” produced by The Sports Law & Policy Centre, Bengaluru (India).  The full version of the report and a proposed legislation to tackle match manipulation is available here.  This extract examines:

  • What constitutes match manipulation?
  • History of match manipulation
  • Values of sport that match manipulation conflicts with


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Abhinav Shrivastava

Abhinav Shrivastava

Counsel, LawNK

Abhinav Shrivastava is Counsel at LawNK, a Bangalore based boutique law practice specialising in sports, media, technology and intellectual property laws. He heads the Privacy and Data Protection practice at LawNK, and is a graduate of Kings’ College London and NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.

Shashank Atreya

Shashank Atreya

Shashank Atreya is a resident fellow at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy. He graduated from Christ University with a Law and Business Administration degree in 2017 and has been working with Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, Karnataka since its founding. His interest areas lie in urban governance, urban transport and improving quality of living in Indian cities. Outside of law and policy, he is a former National Ranked Tennis Player and a certified ‘foundation coach’ by All India Tennis Association.

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