2020.09.15 13:56

Police investigate match-fixing in Lithuanian football

Augustas Stankevičius, BNS2020.09.15 13:56

The police are investigating the Lithuanian Football Federation's complaint about alleged match fixing aimed at making profit from betting.

Edgaras Stankevičius, the federation's secretary general, told BNS that the law-enforcement investigation concerned suspected match-fixing in Pirma Lyga, the second-tier league of the professional football championship.

“The police are carrying out their own pre-trial investigation, and our Investigative Committee is performing its actions," he said. "This is not about a single match and [it is] a complex investigation.”

Stankevičius added that the match-fixing suspicions involve “not necessarily one football club”.

“I can't comment on these things in more detail,” he said.

The federation expects to provide more information in the next few weeks.