Soccer governing body is being investigated
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.