Nepali football players may see life term for match-fixing


Five players from Nepal national football team face life imprisonment over organizing fixed matches under the instructions of bookmakers.

The Nepalese government has accused the detained players of treason and calls to give them life term in prison, reports AFP.

The players in question are Sagar Thapa, Bikash Singh Chettri, Ritesh Thapa, Sandip Rai and Anjan KC.

The sixth suspect is the physiotherapist of the national team, who is currently being wanted.

The players were arrested by the police of the country in October 2015. They are suspected of organizing several fixed matches in 2011 in World Cup 2014 qualifiers. The matches in question are Nepal’s fixtures again Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Still have questions? Ask our experts!
Comments 0
Follow this expert
Follow this author

You've successfully followed this author. You'll get notifications of his new tips on your registered e-mail.

You've successfully followed this expert. You'll get notifications of his new tips on your registered e-mail.

Follow this author
Follow this expert

This means that you will no longer receive notifications about new posts by this author to your e-mail address.

You will no longer be notified of this expert's new tips.

Forgot password?