Sri Lanka, June 27 -- Making match-fixing a criminal offence will be a "game-changer" and the "single-most-effective thing" for sport in India, says Steve Richardson, the coordinator of investigations at the ICC's anti-corruption unit (ACU).

With India scheduled to host two global marquee men's events in the next three years - the 2021 T20 World Cup followed by the ODI World Cup in 2023 - Richardson urged the Indian government to consider creating a match-fixing law for sport like its neighbour Sri Lanka.

In 2019 Sri Lanka became the first major cricket-playing country in South Asia to criminalise match-fixing with punishments including a 10-year prison sentence.

"At the moment with no legislation in place, we'll have good relations wi...