21 people accused of baseball match-fixing schemes in SKorea

Published On: November 7, 2016 12:58 PM NPT By: Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov 7: South Korean police say they've discovered 21 people, including professional baseball players, brokers and others, involved in alleged match-fixing schemes.

Police said in a statement Monday the 21 includes two pitchers who allegedly deliberately allowed walks in certain innings in 2014 games in return for money from brokers.

They say the two pitchers are Yoo Chang-sik of Kia Tigers and Lee Sung-min of Lotte Giants.

Yoo played for Hanwha Eagles and Lee for NC Dinos at the time of their alleged schemes.

Police said they'll ask prosecutors to indict those 21 people.

South Korea's major professional sports leagues, including baseball and soccer, have been rocked by match-fixing scandals in recent years that have led to jail sentences and lifetime bans for some players and coaches.


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