The Role of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Countering the Manipulation of Sport
It is not surprising that, with so much money in sport, sadly, there is some corruption in sport, which may take many forms, including match-fixing. This is particularly true in association football—the world’s favourite sport and also the most lucrative one. For example, English Premier League footballers earn and are transferred for mega sums. We are living in the age when the likes of Wayne Rooney, when he was playing for Manchester United, reputedly earned £300,000 per week. As regards transfers of players, Paul Pogba, for example, was transferred from Juventus to Manchester United in the summer of 2016 for the record sum of £89.3 million! Sadly, however, many other sports are not immune from match-fixing and/or ‘spot fixing’ (a species of match-fixing) either, including the genteel sport of cricket.
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