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New Zealand passes law to criminalise match-fixing

8th December 2014 7:21 am GMT

An amendment to New Zealand’s 1961 Crimes Act to officially criminalise match-fixing has passed into law following its third reading in parliament, with those found guilty of the offence now facing a prison sentence.

The Crimes (Match-Fixing) Amendment Bill classifies match-fixing as a form of deception under section 240 of the Crimes Act, and comes into force on December 15th.

Under the terms of the bill, any individual who obtains a benefit or causes a loss by [...]

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