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Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 18:24
NZ bill proposes imprisonment as fixing punishment.
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New Zealand is seeking to address the issue of corruption in sport before the 2015 World Cup with the introduction of a bill that makes match-fixing a crime.

The bill, a proposed amendment to the Crimes Act of 1961, was introduced in May and the first reading was unanimously approved in New Zealand's parliament today.

The bill seeks to classify fixing in sport as a crime and, in its current form, proposes a punishment of up to seven years' imprisonment for individuals who manipulate or influence the outcome of a game for personal benefit.
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