Cypriot president outlines more steps to combat match-fixing

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is looking to step up the fight against match-fixing with the introduction of a string of additional measures, including a change in existing laws that would permit authorities to monitor suspicious betting activity on matches, the country’s president said Friday.

President Nicos Anastasiades said other measures include a ban on any unauthorized individuals from accessing stadium sidelines or locker rooms, as well as the creation of an independent judicial authority that will only adjudicate sports-related criminal cases, including match-fixing.

Another measure is the establishment of a deputy ministry of sports that will be tasked with implementing all laws, rules and guidelines that several other bodies are responsible for enforcing.

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