The bill aims at strengthening the means by which investigations can be launched into match fixing allegations while simultaneously establishing institutional procedures that protect sporting events, as well as persons who make complaints related to the manipulation of games.
The bill aims to strengthen the government’s resolve, as a matter of priority, to protect and further upgrade sports.
Recently, a large number of files regarding suspect football match fixing in Cyprus have been submitted for investigation by UEFA which has ultimately hurt the game as well as Cyprus’ reputation abroad.
The phenomenon has taken on worrying proportions while it is feared that it now involves organised crime syndicates.
The bill was the result of talks between the Justice Ministry, the Cyprus Football Association, the...