Jitendra stresses on uniform sports law

Jitendra stresses on uniform sports law

Following the unsavoury episode of spot-fixing in Indian Premier League, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh has stressed on the need for a uniform sports law in the country and said they were working with the Ministry of Law and Ministry of Home Affairs to find ways to stop the menace of betting and fixing in sports.

Singh said the states had agreed on the need to develop a model sports law.  He assured the states all necessary guidance and support by the centre in making such laws.
 “The states have agreed to the suggestion that the centre could develop a model sports law for adoption by the states,” Singh said in a statement on Saturday, the concluding day of the two-day conference of ministers of states/Union Territories  in charge of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Singh said there was a need to initiate a debate on how to stop betting and fixing in sports. “There is  a need for good governance, cleansing of sports and bringing transparency in the working of sports federations. As sports is a state subject, the states have to initiate a debate on how to enact laws to stop betting and fixing etc in sports,” he said.
During the conference, a new initiative called “Identification & Nurturing Sports Talent (INSTAL)”  was also  discussed.  

Under the proposed scheme, each district will have a special school meant for young sportspersons in the age group of 6-10 years who have shown talent in sports.
Singh  also said that Sports Authority of India (SAI) will set up 25 centres of excellence or COX across the country. Each COX will specialise in three to four sports disciplines. 

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