Andy Murray slams betting sponsorship, urges transparency in corruption fight

Andy Murray feels it's hypocritical to allow the betting companies to sponsor tournaments.

Andy Murray slams betting sponsorship, urges transparency in corruption fight

London: While expressing his views on recent allegation of widespread match-fixing in tennis, world No. 2 Andy Murray on Tuesday urged authorities to be proactive in their approach in fight against corruption.

The Scott, who is participating in the Australian Open, also feels that it is hypocritical to allow the betting companies to sponsor tournaments and even said the fight against corruption must be transparent.

"If there is corruption in any sport, you know, you want to hear about it. As a player you just want to be made aware of everything that's going on. I think we deserve to know everything that's sort of out there," Murray quoted as saying by AFP.

However, at the same time, Murray advised players not to read about the match-fixing claims in the media and wants tennis authorities to be more open about the situation with their participants.

"I just think that it should be tennis that does a better job of explaining -- they (players) shouldn't have to read it in the press. You have to be proactive I think with things like this and go and speak to the players rather than them reading about it in the newspapers or listening to it on the TV or the radio.

"I think the more proactive you are with educating young players, the better on matters like this," added the 28-year-old.

Earlier, some secret files exposing widespread match-fixing in Tennis rocked the Australian Open as about eight players, who were found suspicious in the past, were found to be in the main draw of the 2016 tournament.

(With Agency inputs)

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