UEFA experts to visit Cyprus for contacts over match-fixing

A UEFA group of experts on combating fixed matches will visit Cyprus on January 27 at the invitation of the Cyprus Football Association (CFA).

According to CFA, the UEFA delegation will hold meetings with the Minister of Justice and Public Order, the Police, as well as football clubs to brief them on the process followed to send a report to UEFA for possible fixed matches through betting.

The delegation will comprise the head of Mission, an UEFA investigator and a representative of Sport Radar, a company which has the responsibility to gather data for the UEFA’s betting fraud detection system.

According to CFA, UEFA’s visit comes after a proposal sbumitted by the Association’s President George Koumas during a meeting with the Justice Minister and the Police Chief.

The visit comes as football matches were suspended last weekend due to a bomb attack against a football referee while a 30-year old footballer was arrested and released in the framework of investigations in connection with matches that saw irregular betting activity.

Source: Cyprus News Agency