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Calcutta Diary

The ongoing commotion, the medley of accusations and counteraccusations, does not deter the Indian bookmaker. He makes a pragmatic assessment of the ingredients of ground reality. What poses a challenge of a different nature is that, under Indian law, betting in cricket is a criminal offence. But the way-out is simple. Why not amend the piece of legislation so that betting in cricket is no longer a culpable offence? The solution is indeed breath-taking. We could likewise take out rape and murder from the roster of criminal offences and murderers and rapists would immediately belong to the lily-white species.

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