South Korea to form supervisory body to curb match-fixing
SEOUL (REUTERS) - The South Korean government on Wednesday said it would set up a separate supervisory body to curb the menace of match-fixing, which has plagued professional sports in the Asian country.
Basketball is the latest sport to get mired in a match-fixing scandal in Korea with a top coach being arrested for allegedly rigging matches during the 2010 to 2011 Korean Basketball League season.
"This new body will integrate some of the functions previously handled individually by each league, such as investigating match-fixing allegations and educating athletes," a sports ministry statement was quoted as saying by the Yonhap news agency.
"The council will be quick on its feet and will be sustainable."