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UK Crime Agency Offers Tools to Combat Game-Fixing

  • Guardian, Wednesday, December 11, 2013 1:22 PM

The National Crime Agency called an emergency meeting on Tuesday between representatives of the UK’s five biggest sports in which a whistleblowing hotline and centralized reporting system were offered as potential tools for combating match-fixing, after six professional soccer players were arrested for allegedly taking bribes to fix the results of lower division games in Britain on Monday. During the meeting, UK culture secretary Maria Miller warned that professional sports in the UK risk being “permanently damaged” by such high-profile cheating.  

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