Following accusations towards the previous President of Cyprus, a Home listening to revealed a current 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 residence to roost, with the nation’s fears confirmed by a current 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 sector one other former Sports activities Ethics Committee member, Charis Savvides.
Savvides informed shocked MPs on the listening to that UEFA had not too long ago despatched an electronic mail flagging 16 matches that had been “more likely to have been manipulated.”
surge in betting site visitors popping out of China for the video games was notably 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 time 2020. The surge in betting site visitors popping out of China for the video games was notably excessive, he added.
Savvides additionally informed 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 pink notices.