East Bengal vs Tampines Rovers: Singaporean linked to international match-fixing

The suspect, described by local media as a nightclub owner who drives an Aston Martin sports car, had his passport confiscated and is required to report regularly to Singapore's anti-corruption agency while on trial.

updated: April 09, 2013 17:38 IST
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Singapore: Singapore prosecutors on Tuesday said a local businessman arrested for trying to fix a football match by offering free sex to the referees was part of an international syndicate rigging the sport.

Eric Ding Si Yang, 31, was arrested on Saturday for allegedly supplying prostitutes to induce three Lebanese referees to fix an AFC Cup match on April 3 between Singapore-based club Tampines Rovers and India's East Bengal.

"There is evidence to suggest the involvement of international syndicates for the offences committed by the accused," Singapore state prosecutors said in a written submission opposing bail.

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