Singapore match-fixing ring was world's biggest: Interpol

Interpol secretary general Ronald Noble says they have arrested the mastermind behind the world's most notorious match-fixing syndicate. Photo: AP

A soccer match-fixing ring based in Singapore was the world's "largest and most aggressive" such operation, the Interpol chief said following the arrest of the group's suspected mastermind.

Wednesday, 25 September, 2013, 3:34am

BCCI chief N. Srinivasan to step aside over spot-fixing probe

N. Srinivasan. Photo: Reuters

The head of the Indian cricket board is to step aside while an investigation takes place into alleged spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

3 Jun 2013 - 4:39am

Pressure mounts on Indian cricket chief to resign

BCCI president N. Srinivasan has said he will not resign. Photo: AFP

Pressure increased yesterday on the beleaguered president of India's cricket board, N. Srinivasan, to resign - a day after two top cricketing officials quit over an escalating spot-fixing scandal.

2 Jun 2013 - 4:58am

Short Sport, March 6, 2013

Dwyane Wade had 32 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and LeBron James shrugged off a sore left knee to score 20 points and grab 10 rebounds as the Miami Heat earned their club-record 15th straight NBA victory, 97-81 over the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

6 Mar 2013 - 3:38am

Humble coin toss will confound fight against football graft

Humble coin toss a match-fixer's dream. Photo: Reuters

How much is a coin toss worth? Can foolishly faking a frivolous flip and flick of a thin metallic disc prove financially tempting? You bet. Five years ago, the going rate was 100,000 yuan (HK$124,000).

1 Mar 2013 - 4:53am

Sports Digest, February 26, 2013

Matt Kuchar

Matt Kuchar felt on top of the world after landing his first World Golf Championships title with a 2-and-1 victory over Hunter Mahan in the Accenture Match Play Championship final.

26 Feb 2013 - 4:09am

Interpol chief urges Singapore to arrest match-fixing suspect Dan Tan

Ronald Noble's call came as a suspect was arrested in Italy. Photo: AP

The International police agency's secretary general, Ronald Noble, said in the Malaysian capital that Singapore needed to move on Tan Seet Eng, also known as Dan Tan, who has emerged as a central figure in the suspected fixing of nearly 700 matches around the world.

22 Feb 2013 - 4:40am

Interpol says suspected match-fixer flying to Milan

Interpol's secretary-general Ronald Noble. Photo: AFP

Interpol’s chief says Singaporean police notified authorities in Italy of suspected football match-fixer Admir Suljic’s flight to Milan ahead of his arrest on Thursday.

21 Feb 2013 - 6:13pm

Fifa security chief calls for strict match-fixing laws

Fifa Director of Security Ralf Mutschke listens to a speech at the Interpol conference on match-fixing conference in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: EPA

Fifa's director of security Ralf Mutschke told a two-day gathering with Interpol that the world governing body's "zero tolerance" for match-fixing must be buttressed by "the right policies for law enforcement and the football community".

21 Feb 2013 - 10:59pm

Briefs, February 20, 2013

State Councillor Liu Yandong will attend the inauguration ceremony of South Korean president-elect Park Geun-hye on Monday as the special envoy of President Hu Jintao and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping , the Foreign Ministry said.

20 Feb 2013 - 5:13am

Francois Botha claims he was offered A$150,000 to throw boxing bout

Sonny Bill Williams takes a blow from Francois Botha in their fight last week. Photo: EPA

Botha, 44, alleges Sonny Bill Williams' manager, Khoder Nasser, offered him the money in a Brisbane park three days before the World Boxing Association fight, claiming he received a phone call asking to pick him up alone.

14 Feb 2013 - 5:17am

Hunt down the snakes who seek to corrupt the game we worship

The current and some former England soccer team managers pose for photographs at the launch of the English Football Association's 150th anniversary year in central London. Photo: AP

The oldest football governing body in the world, the English Football Association, turned 150 years old this week. Better known as the FA, the organisation is credited with writing down the first universally accepted rules of football and establishing the game for the world.

9 Feb 2013 - 3:51am

Match-fixing suspect a free man in Lion City

Wilson Raj Perumal is seen as Europol's key source. Photo: AP

It's a conventional life for a well-to-do Singaporean businessman: he lives in a condo, drives a BMW and enjoys trips to the casino, according to people familiar with his routine.

9 Feb 2013 - 3:51am

Doping widespread in Australian sport, says probe

John Fahey, the world anti-doping chief. Photo: AP

The Australian Crime Commission released the findings of "Project Aperio" on Thursday, saying there was evidence of at least one potential case of match-fixing, widespread use of prohibited substances including peptides, hormones and illicit drugs, and the infiltration of organised criminal groups in the distribution of performance and image-enhancing drugs.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:37am

Match-fixing scandal a wake-up call for football

A press conference was held after the police smashed a criminal network suspected of fixing 380 football matches, including in the Champions League and World Cup qualifiers. Photo: AFP

Match-fixing is probably as old as gambling, legal or illegal, in professional team sport. But it has never before been exposed on the scale of the claim by Europol - the European police - to have cracked a Singapore-based criminal betting cartel linked to 680 suspicious championship football matches.

6 Feb 2013 - 4:08am