Cricket stars warned for endorsing gaming apps

Cricket captains and actors have been warned for endorsing gaming apps.
Cricket captains and actors have been warned for endorsing gaming apps.

Betting on fantasy sports has been a grey area in Indian legislation.

India.- The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court in India has sent notices to two IPL cricket captains on their endorsement of gaming apps.  

Sourav Ganguly, who endorses an app called My11Circle, and Virat Kohli received warnings about supporting fantasy gaming mobile apps on which financial transactions are made.

Outlook India reported that High Court has also issued warnings to several actors.

The notices came as the T20 cricket league championship comes to an end. There have been several reports of suicides related to lost bets and gambling problems. 

Betting on fantasy sports has been a grey area in Indian legislation. The Madras Court recently took a position on the issue recently.  

Outlook India says at least 60 per cent of commercials on live TV during the sports season is taken by fantasy cricket apps.   

The title sponsor of IPL 2020 is the fantasy sports company, Dream11.  It is endorsed by several Indian stars, including Hardik Pandya, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah. 

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