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How Nepal Is Developing Its Laws Against Match Fixing

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Thursday, 25 May 2023 By Ayush Gautam

The concept of match fixing was unfamiliar to most people in Nepal until October 2015, when it was catapulted into the public consciousness due to a loophole in Nepalese legislation. On October 14, 2015, three national football players and a coach were arrested by the Nepal Police on suspicion of match-fixing1 at both the domestic and international levels.

The principle of 'No Punishment Without Law' played a significant role in these judicial proceedings in Nepal. Since there was no law specifically addressing match fixing in Nepal at the time, the players were charged with treason.

The events of October 2015 underscored the need for legislation to define match fixing as a distinct offence, and for the development of a comprehensive regulatory framework for sports law in Nepal.

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Ayush Gautam

Ayush Gautam

Ayush is a sports law enthusiast and young lawyer based in Nepal. He has a passion for sports and a strong desire to help athletes and sports organizations navigate the complex legal landscape of the sports industry in Nepal. He is the founder of Lawgical Legal Associates. Ayush is also a professional cricket commentator in Nepal having experience of commentating on ICC events, including ICC Men's cricket world cup league 2, Nepal, Oman & USA series at the age of 21.

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