Football: Malaysian man accused of match-fixing in Australia denied bail
MELBOURNE (AP) - A Malaysian man accused of being the local organiser of a syndicate that tried to fix matches in an Australian provincial football league has been denied bail in a Melbourne court.
Magistrate Jelena Popovic told the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Tuesday she refused to grant bail to Segaran "Gerry" Subramaniam with "grave reluctance" because it might be two years before his case is finalised.
Subramaniam is accused of fixing five matches involving the Melbourne-based Southern Stars team in the semi-professional Victorian Premier League between July and September.
Four English players and the Southern Stars' Australian coach have also been charged with match-fixing offenses.