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Anurag Thakur presents private member bill on sports in Lok Sabha, seeks to eliminate doping practices, match fixing

The 41-year-old politician from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh also presented two other bills today, on amendment of Article 72 and Seventh Schedule.

Anurag Thakur presents private member bill on sports in Lok Sabha, seeks to eliminate doping practices, match fixing

New Delhi: Bhartiya Janata Party MP Anurag Thakur on Thursday introduced a private member bill in Lok Sabha proposing to shift sports from State list to Concurrent list.

Thakur, who is also the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared his thoughts on the ball, name, National Sports Ethics Commission Bill.

He said that bill proposes to set up a Central body to ensure ethical practices and fair play in sports including elimination of doping practices, match fixing, fraud of age and sexual harassment of women in sports.

He is seeking a coordinated and more focused approach towards sports.

It's pertinent to mention that India, still an unknown entity in Olympics sports, has emerged as the third highest Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) country in 2014.

According to a report released by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Wednesday, there were as many as 96 cases of doping by Indian sportspersons in the year.

Besides, sports governance in the country is facing issues with various bodies going through internal fighting.

Cricket — most popular sports in India — is also going through a period of reforms following spate of match-fixing claims, which needed intervention from the Supreme Court.

The 41-year-old politician from Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh also presented two other bills today, on amendment of Article 72 and Seventh Schedule.

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