Tag Archives: Match Fixing

IOC & INTERPOL strengthen collaboration against match fixing

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and international crime agency INTERPOL, have agreed to increase collaboration between both organisations in an effort to combat match fixing. IOC President Thomas Bach invited INTERPOL General Secretary Ronald Noble to IOC headquarters in Lausanne Switzerland, to discuss a framework for co-operation and sharing of knowledge between the two organisations. Thomas Bach who after taking …

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New Zealand gets tough on Match Fixing

New Zealand’s parliament has stepped up efforts to prosecute match fixers, as the country continues preparations to host the 2015 Cricket and FIFA U-20 World Cups. The Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill, which makes match rigging a criminal offence carrying a seven year prison term, passed its first reading at the end of July. “It is intended to address the most serious match-fixing …

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CONCACAF extends Sportradar partnership

Sportradar has extended its partnership with the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), under which Sportradar will monitor betting on a range of CONCACAF and regional competitions for the 2014-2015 competition period. Sportradar will use its unique Fraud Detection System (FDS) to scrutinise worldwide betting on these competitions, and will alert CONCACAF of any suspicious events …

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Japan to set up special sports corruption unit ahead of Tokyo 2020

The Japanese government has announced plans to set up a special policing unit to monitor and investigate corruption threats to its nations sporting bodies. Government officials confirmed that multiple government agencies would co-operate with the special unit in order to fight sports corruption in Japan and potential threats from abroad ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Japan’s ruling party the …

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Council of Europe adopts convention on match fixing

Ministers from around 50 countries are expected to sign a new convention at a conference in Switzerland in September where they will also discuss the risk of other forms of corruption in sport. In what’s being hailed as ‘a significant step in the fight against organised crime and unethical behaviour in sport’,  47 member states of the Council of Europe …

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ESSA’s Khalid Ali: long and challenging process to remove ‘betting right’

Khalid Ali, Secretary General of ESSA, the regulated betting industry’s integrity body, comments on the passage of the Council of Europe’s convention on the manipulation of sports competitions. “The industry has worked hard over the last couple of years to work constructively with policymakers on the Council of Europe’s proposed text, most notably including the removal of the promotion of …

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ICC backs Lou Vincent life ban

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has supported the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and the Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) Governing Council decisions to impose life bans on Lou Vincent for breaching their respective Anti-Corruption Codes. In a statement, ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said: “The ICC endorses the decisions of the CLT20 and ECB to impose life bans on …

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Cameroon to investigate World Cup fix claims

Cameroon have launched an investigation after allegations of match-fixing were made against seven players at the World Cup. FECAFOOT, the country’s football federation, has launched an investigation after concerns that national team members might have been involved in a fix during the World Cup. Of particular concern is Cameroon’s 4-0 defeat to Croatia, mainly because the result and the fact there …

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87 French football clubs to be investigated after breach of betting regulations

87 professional club players are the subject of a disciplinary investigation, after the French Football League (LFP) reported a potential breach of sports betting regulations. A statement from the authority said: “Under Articles 124 of the General Regulations of the FFF and 407 regulations of the LFP, the Disciplinary Committee will investigate the cases of 87 professional clubs players who …

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Regulator keen to co-operate against match fixing

Gambling Commission Director of Regulation Nick Tofiluk has pledged to work closely with the National Crime Agency (NCA) after the conviction of three men on the charges of conspiracy to commit bribery surrounding match fixing. The jury at Birmingham Crown Court found that Chann Sankaran, a Singapore national, and Krishna Ganeshan, a UK national originally from Sri Lanka, were the …

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