Singapore charges ref, player with match fixing


SINGAPORE (AP) -Singapore has charged a referee and a player with conspiring to fix the result of a Malaysian Super League football game.

The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau said referee Shokri Nor and former player Thana Segar, both Malaysians, agreed to take a bribe of 15,000 ringgit ($4,770) to fix the May 22 match between Singapore's Lions XII and Sarawak FA.

CPIB said Nor was scheduled to officiate the game but was arrested and replaced on the day of the match when police learned of the plot.

If found guilty, the men face a fine of up to SG$100,000 ($78,300) or a maximum jail term of five years, or both.

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