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S. Korean basketball coach in match-fixing probe

Published on Mar 5, 2013 10:48 AM

SEOUL (AFP) - South Korean prosecutors said on Tuesday they were investigating a professional basketball coach for alleged match-fixing, following similar scandals in domestic football and volleyball leagues.

"The investigation is underway," a spokesman from the prosecutors' office in Uijeongbu city near Seoul, told AFP. He declined to elaborate.

The coach, whose name was not revealed, allegedly received some 30 million won (S$34,000) from a gambler about two years ago and rigged games by substituting key players, Yonhap news agency and other media outlets said.

The gambler was recently arrested, reports said, citing the city prosecutors.

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