Pair probed for match-fix­ing

China Daily - - HOLIDAY | SPORTS -

Two Malaysian bad­minton play­ers are be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for sus­pected match-fix­ing by the sport’s gov­ern­ing body and could be banned for life if found guilty, an of­fi­cial said on Wed­nes­day.

The Bad­minton World Fed­er­a­tion is prob­ing the pair over al­leged fix­ing that hap­pened about two years ago, said Norza Zakaria, pres­i­dent of the Bad­minton As­so­ci­a­tion of Malaysia.

Zakaria re­fused to dis­close the iden­ti­ties of the play­ers un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, but The Star news­pa­per re­ported one of them used to be a top ju­nior player and the other had taken part in the Thomas Cup, a pres­ti­gious in­ter­na­tional team event.

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