Law Commission seeks views from cricket associations

The Law Commission of India is seeking the opinion of the BCCI in regards to the legalization of sports betting in the country, local media reports.

In a letter to the BCCI member associations, Sanjay Singh, member secretary of the Law Commission, said the Commission would examine both betting and gambling given their "intertwining nature."

"While the Law Commission has been reaching out to the various stakeholders to seek their observations and suggestions, it considers that the views of your association will be valuable in formulating its recommendations on betting," wrote Singh in a letter which was picked up by ESPNcricinfo.

"I would, therefore, request you to forward the views of the association on the matter to the Commission at the earliest, as we would like to submit our report in line with the directions of the Supreme Court, at an early date."

Poker league launched

In other news, Viaan Industries has announced the launch of a new poker league, Match Indian Poker League (IPL) on Tuesday, Glaws reports.

Viaan Industries, which has launched the new poker league in collaboration with Switzerland-based International Federation of Poker (IFP), stated that eight city based teams would be competing against each other in Match Poker- a specially devised format of poker by IFP in an event to be organised on October 14-15, 2017 in Mumbai.

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