Tag Archives: Match Fixing

Anatomy of a match fixing bust

As the three men suspected of trying to manipulate the scorelines of football matches await sentencing today after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery, the National Crime Agency has released some interesting detail on the case and explains why it moved to break up the proceedings when it did.  Earlier this week a jury at Birmingham Crown Court …

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Two found guilty in match fixing trial

Singaporean businessmen Chann Sankaran and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan have been convicted of conspiracy to commit bribery in an attempt to fix results in England’s lower football leagues following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court. The pair were described as ‘central figures’ in a plot to influence the outcomes of games played in League Two and the Conference South. The jury, …

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SBC Match Fixing Report Part 3 – Chris Eaton On Protecting Football

In the final installment of SBC’s match fixing series, David Kelly caught up with former FIFA Head of Security, and current Director of Sport Integrity at the International Centre for Sport Security, Chris Eaton, to discuss how the gambling industry can protect football integrity through international cooperation with police and sports bodies. SBC:What is your opinion on revelations made in …

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SBC Report – Match Fixing Part 1 – A Global Impact

Team SBC’s David Kelly examines the extent of the global match fixing and sports corruption underworld, as fresh World Cup rigging allegations crank up the heat on Sepp Blatter. The following SBC series will introduce match fixing, discuss its prevalence amid recent reports, and offer some insights as to how the gambling industry can protect sports integrity and lead the …

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Australia faces potential tsunami of sports corruption

Victoria Police have called on Australian sporting bodies and integrity units to examine the threat of sport corruption in the region. Victoria Police called this urgent meeting in the wake of Operation Starling which disrupted an illegal gambling cartel targeting a suburban Australian Soccer club. Experts monitoring international match fixing syndicates are warning authorities that corruption will undermine the quality …

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Sportradar publishes in-depth paper on match fixing

Sports data provider Sportradar has released an in-depth paper on the issue of match-fixing, suggesting solutions and championing the idea of federations working with monitoring systems and law enforcement to combat the threat. The company’s security services division has been compiling the paper for the past eight months, with the intention of it becoming the most “informative and explanatory” discussion …

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More footballers arrested in fixing probe

The National Crime Agency’s investigation into spot-fixing in UK football has stepped up a level with the agency arresting 13 footballers this week. Six of the men were originally arrested back in December in connection with an investigation into individuals suspected of Conspiracy to commit acts of Bribery and Money Laundering relating to conduct during football matches. They were interviewed …

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Maltco get behind match-fixing seminar

Maltese lottery operators Maltco Lotteries have helped organise a seminar to discuss the issues of match fixing. “Building National Networks in the EU to fight Match-Fixing”  was held last week in collaboration with the Institute for International and Strategic Relations (IRIS) and the European Lotteries and was supported by the European Commission. Maltco Lotteries said it took up the initiative …

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Jonathan Wilson – ‘What Match Fixing Truly Threatens’

Guardian UK and Bettingexpert.com football journalist Jonathan Wilson believes that the impact of match fixing goes well beyond the immediate concerns of bookmakers and punters. Today, Jonathan Wilson tells us how the suspicion of match fixing can quietly erode sport’s ability to astound. The day that Liverpool drew 3-3 with Everton, I was at a dinner with a former Test …

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Slovak Football Rocked By Match Fixing Allegations

Slovak football has been rocked this weekend by allegations concerning four active and three former Slovakian professional football players regarding football match fixing and having ties with Asian-based match fixing groups. This past weekend saw the arrest of 16 people with ties in Slovak football in a  Slovak and Czech police joint task-force to stop corruption in regional sports. Slovak …

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