The Kenyan Premier League (KPL) management has set an anti doping and betting policy in a bid to check doping and match fixing in the local league.
From the executive committee meeting held earlier in the week it was passed that a policy on KPL betting code be customized from English Football Association code and be adopted for the Kenyan game.
As posted on the official KPL website, the league managers will as well be commissioning sports betting data company, Sports Radar, to monitor the betting trends in the local league and to do investigations as regards match fixing cases.
“We want to come up with a betting code to govern this betting craze especially among players and referees. This code will be incorporated into players’ contracts and will be signed by club officials and referees.
“We are also negotiating with IPOA (Independent Policing Oversight Authority). We have asked them to give us three investigative officers to help us probe incidents of suspected match fixing,” the KPL CEO Jack Oguda said.
He said the league management will also be involving the Anti Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) to formulate an anti doping policy.
“There is an elaborate anti-doping policy that the medical and fitness committee has drafted in conjunction with ADAK, and this document will be circulated to both players and club officials. ADAK has already started working and they will continue to do random tests on players after which they will share their findings with the Independent Disciplinary and Complains Committee for appropriate action,” Oguda added.