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IrelandGardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe

01:20  04 september  2019
01:20  04 september  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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Match fixing is when the outcome of a match in organized sports has been manipulated. The reason for fixing a match includes ensuring a certain team advances or gambling. Match fixing is seen as one of the biggest problems in organized sports . This page is a list of match fixing incidents.

The 2018 Cricket Pitch Fixing scandal refers to the alleged doctoring of the pitch, a central strip of the playing field, in the home test matches of the Sri Lankan cricket team at the Galle International Stadium, as well as during the home test matches of the Indian cricket team.

Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe (Photo: An Garda Siochana)

The FAI are awaiting a report from gardai after pictures emerged of officers conducting an investigation into alleged match fixing centred around a sports ground in Limerick.

A Twitter post from an official account of the Gardai showed members of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau 'at the conclusion of a search operation that was carried out today at a sports ground in Limerick in relation to an investigation into match fixing. Local Garda members also assisted in the search.'

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Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
Gardaí search Limerick sports grounds amid alleged match fixing probe
The search is related to football matters and the FAI last night made a statement which said: "The FAI are aware of the developments and are awaiting a report from the Gardai."

A more substantive update is expected in the next week.

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