Law Commission seeks state associations' views on legalising betting

Tasked with examining the possibility of legalising betting, the Law Commission of India has sought the suggestions of the BCCI's member units before submitting its recommendations. The Supreme Court had mandated the Law Commission to undertake such a study after the Lodha Committee had recommended in its exhaustive report that betting on cricket be made legal in India.

In a letter to the board's member associations, Sanjay Singh, member secretary of the Law Commission, said the Commission would examine both betting and gambling given their "intertwining nature."

"While the Law Commission has been reaching out to the various stakeholders to seek their observations and suggestions, it considers that the views of your association will be valuable in formulating its recommendations on betting," Singh wrote in the letter.

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