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FIFA, Interpol to enlighten Indian football on corruption

New Delhi: World's largest police organisation Interpol and football's governing body FIFA have joined hands to enlighten the stake holders in Indian football on tackling corruption and match-fixing that has plagued the game.A two-day FIFA-Interpol
IANS January 08, 2014 16:09 IST
IANS
New Delhi: World's largest police organisation Interpol and football's governing body FIFA have joined hands to enlighten the stake holders in Indian football on tackling corruption and match-fixing that has plagued the game.

A two-day FIFA-Interpol Workshop on ‘Tackling Match Fixing and Corruption in Football' will be held from Jan 15. In 2011, Interpol had inked a 10-year agreement, worth $20 million, with FIFA to put in place an anti-corruption mechanism.

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

Besides representatives from FIFA, Interpol and CBI, the workshop would also be attended by representatives from Delhi Police and Mumbai police.

Representatives from All India Football Federation (AIFF), International Cricket Council (ICC), and football club owners would also be present along with representatives from the sports ministry.

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