Following accusations in opposition to the previous President of Cyprus, a Home listening to revealed a latest UEFA electronic mail confirming 16 video games within the nation’s soccer league that featured shady betting exercise. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
A whistleblower’s accusation earlier this month of soccer match fixing in Cyprus that had ex-President Nicos Anastasiades denying “malicious allegations” has come dwelling to roost, with the nation’s fears confirmed by a latest electronic mail from the Union of European Soccer Associations (UEFA) which flagged up 16 video games for suspicious exercise.
The whistleblower, former Chairman of the Cyprus Sports activities Ethics Committee Andreas Papacharalambous, utilized the gasoline in early Might, accusing Anastasiades of unlawfully interfering in a match-fixing investigation. These allegations led Cypriot lawmakers to name on witnesses to testify earlier than a Home committee on Wednesday.
Enter the world one other former Sports activities Ethics Committee member, Charis Savvides.
Savvides advised shocked MPs on the listening to that UEFA had lately despatched an electronic mail flagging 16 matches that have been “prone to have been manipulated.”
surge in betting site visitors popping out of China for the video games was significantly excessive
Savvides listed the majority of the shady betting motion going down in video games involving franchises Karmiotissa FC and Ermis Aradippou from 2019 by summer season 2020. The surge in betting site visitors popping out of China for the video games was significantly excessive, he added.
Savvides additionally advised the listening to of alleged failings and cover-ups by the Cyprus Football Association and an UEFA official, who made a private plea to Savvides to disregard the crimson notices.