Former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid on Tuesday, said that he was in favour of legalising betting in the country if such a step can help reduce corruption in sports.
Asked if he was in favour of legalising betting in the country, Dravid said, "If it can help in reducing corruption, I am all for it."
Dravid was speaking at a special session on 'Ethics and Integrity in Sports' organised by the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) here. (Note: Adjoining is an archive image)
He pointed out four integrity issues in Indian sports that require legal intervention. (Also read: Dravid supports players signing 'whereabouts' clause)
"While the subject matter of sports integrity is very vast in its scope, I would like to focus the attention of legislators and policy makers in our midst to matters that I believe require immediate attention.
"There are four integrity issues in Indian sport that require legal intervention, which are, age fraud, doping, deliberate under-performance and player involvement in the betting industry," said the former skipper.