Corruption In Sports

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and some Bangladeshis are regarded as the largest groups of migrant labourers in Qatar. The abuses and exploitations that they are facing is actually equivalent to the modern-day slavery. Workers are dying each day in Qatar due to poor working conditions. Furthermore, the workers are not able to escape mainly because of the work permit absence. Most of the construction companies denied the fact that they have not paid the migrant workers for several days. In several cases, workers were compelled to beg for meals. Even they were beaten for demanding excessively. Government system was also so poor that instead of assisting the workers who became victim of poor labour laws, they arrested these workers while trying to escape without appropriate …show more content…
Alternatively, in meso level, formal organisations such as human rights agencies, contractors hiring people, etc. are profoundly involved in the case (Gibson, 2016). Lastly, macro level stakeholders include FIFA, international labour laws regulatory bodies, international level NGOs and human rights agencies, Qatari government and society itself.
Match fixing and corrupt governance are altering the perception of public in regards to integrity of sports events from grass root level competition to various mega events. Allegation of corruption is nothing new particularly for FIFA. Bribery can be encountered mainly in case of bidding processes and governance selection. Ethical issues come to forefront when in the year 2015 few affiliated executives were arrested for money laundering conspiracy and wire fraud.
International pressure has been created immensely by various human rights agencies and FIFA itself to abolish the Kafala system of hiring employees and making their life miserable. However, the government has yet not taken any large-scale initiative to do
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Some of the top known sources from where the workers are hired include India, Pakistan, Iran, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Egypt and Philippines (Dorsey, 2014). In fact, in the year 2011, Qatar’s GDP crossed United States’ GDP. Being one of the largest suppliers of natural gas and oil, Qatar enjoys its supremacy in this aspect. As a result, Qatar’s economic position has helped it to continue with Sharia laws and Kafala system. Kafala system is the reason for which the migrant labourers are being subject to mistreatment by their

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