Soc­cer gov­ern­ing body is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

China’s anti-graft cam­paign has set its sights on the sports field, which used to oc­cupy a mi­nor spot on the top of anti­graft radar.

The Cen­tral Com­mis­sion for Dis­ci­pline In­spec­tion (CCDI) of the Com­mu­nist Party of China, the coun­try’s top anti-graft agency, pub­lished a com­men­tary on its web­site on Tues­day crit­i­ciz­ing the soc­cer gov­ern­ing body for mal­prac­tice for a se­ries of of­fi­cial cor­rup­tion and game­ma­nip­u­lat­ing scan­dals. The scan­dals have tar­nished the game’s im­prove­ment and in­ter­na­tional im­age, the CCDI said.

It was pub­lished on the fi­nal day of the 2014 Chi­nese Su­per League, the coun­try’s top soc­cer league, which was founded in 1994.

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