GOA: Match-fixing in the Goa Professional League is something most seemed to know, but nobody wanted to talk about. An exclusive report on TOI’s Monday edition that the London-based Sportsradar has red-flagged six matches in the Goa Professional League for suspicious betting patterns indicative of match manipulation – or match fixing, in simple terms – has set the cat among the pigeons.
The Goa Football Association (GFA) has now admitted that there were rumours about match-fixing. Of course, no club said anything on record, but the association’s investigations have suggested something was wrong. “Our investigations revealed that the contracts of a couple of players of a football club were terminated on alleged suspicion (of match-fixing),” said GFA general secretary Jovito Lopes.
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