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Singaporean jailed five years for match fixing in UK

Singaporean businessman Chann Sankaran and his accomplice Krishna Ganeshan were each sentenced yesterday (June 20) to five years' jail in the UK for match fixing.

While footballer Michael Boateng, a former Whitehawk FC defender, was sentenced to 16 months, BBC reported.

Sankaran, 33, Sri-Lanka born British national Ganeshan, 43, and Boateng, 22, were all convicted of conspiracy to commit bribery.

Judge Melbourne Inman QC told Sankaran that he would be “liable to deportation” to his home country once he had served his sentence, but it would be a matter for the Home Secretary to consider, The Telegraph reported.

To Ganeshan and Sankaran, the judge said: “I am satisfied you were at the head of this conspiracy, you two were the controlling minds."

Finding players to corrupt

“The two of you came to this country in November last year, for the sole reason of visiting clubs to find players you could corrupt to fix matches."

Sankaran, Ganeshan and Boateng were earlier found guilty on Tuesday following a six-week trial.

Watch out for award-winning The New Paper journalist Zaihan Mohamed Yusof's exclusive match-fixing coverage on Tuesday (June 24). 

Source: BBC, The Telegraph

 

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