Kathmandu, October 13
The Asian Football Confederation has recognised the efforts made by Nepal Police against match fixing.
The Metropolitan Crime Division has been feted for its anti-match fixing investigations in 2015 and 2016.
AFC General Secretary Dato’ Windsor John welcomed then chief of the Division, Sarbendra Khanal and his colleague Sudip Raj Pathak of the Nepal Police at the AFC House today in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to formally acknowledge the Nepal Police’s comprehensive support, the regional body informed.
On December 4, 2015, the AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Committee banned four Nepali players and one official for life for match fixing offences.
Official Anjan KC and the four players–Bikash Singh Chhetri, Sandip Rai, Ritesh Thapa and Sagar Thapa–were found guilty of violating the AFC Disciplinary and Ethics Code.
The life bans followed a year-long investigation coordinated between the AFC and its partner Sportradar, as well as the Metropolitan Crime Division of the Nepal Police and the UEFA Integrity Unit.