New Delhi, Jan 8 IBNS | 11 months ago

A FIFA-Interpol workshop on 'Tackling Match Fixing and Corruption in Football' will be held from Jan 15 to Jan 16 here.


The workshop is part of FIFA-Interpol Training, Education and Prevention initiative and is being partnered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Besides representatives from FIFA, Interpol -- the world's largest Police Organisation, and the CBI, the workshop would also be attended by representatives from the Delhi Police.

Officials from the Mumbai Police have also been invited for the same, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said.

Representatives from AIFF, International Cricket Council (ICC), football club owners would also be present along with representatives from the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs.

Shaji Prabhakaran, FIFA Development Officer for South and Central Asia who is coordinating the two-day meet said the priority stays to "educate all stakeholders."

"FIFA has a partnership with Interpol since 2011 and the focus is to put into place the preventive measures and educate all the stakeholders and key players about the menace of match manipulations. We intend to engage all the law enforcing agencies in the act," Prabhakaran told www.the-aiff.com.

"I need to complement All India Football Federation for being proactive and coming on board for bringing this initiative to India," he said.

"A Partnership development meeting involving the key stakeholders of Football and Law Enforcement Agencies would also be held at the end of Workshop," Prabhakaran said.

He said, "This Group will be taking the discussion forward and put in place the framework and continue the process of educating all about the manipulation and related issues."

As part of the programme, the two-day workshop will throw light on various match-fixing scenarios and the links involved in it.

A separate session will be devoted on Interpol demonstrating as how to combat 'match-fixing.'

(Posted on 08-01-2014)