Two Men to Appear in Court Over English Match-Fixing Case

November 29, 2013

Two men charged with match-fixing allegations in England will appear in court on Friday.

An investigation by the Daily Telegraph led to the arrest of six men earlier in the week and now two will appear at Cannock Magistrates Court in Staffordshire.

A statement from the National Crime Agency read: “Two men suspected of involvement in football match fixing were charged this afternoon.

“The Crown Prosecution’s Organised Crime Division found sufficient evidence and was satisfied it was in the public interest to authorise charges of conspiracy to defraud.

“The men, who are alleged to be members of an international illegal betting syndicate based in Singapore, are among six people arrested earlier this week as part of a National Crime Agency investigation.

“A seventh man has since been arrested and he and four others were bailed today pending further enquiries.

“Chann Sankaran, a 33-year-old Singapore national, and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan, a 43-year-old with dual UK and Singapore nationality, have been remanded in custody and will appear before Cannock Magistrates on 29 November.”