Footballers, referee arrested due to match-fixing allegations in Thai League

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) has sought warrants from the Criminal Court to arrest 12 people, who are suspected of match-fixing in the Thai Premier League competitions.

FA Thailand, together with the country’s national police department, held a press conference on football match-fixing investigation on Tuesday afternoon at The Royal Thai Police headquarter.

FAT president Somyot Poompanmoung and national police chief Chakthip Chaijinda also attended this press conference.

According to the reports on FAT website, FAT and Thai police had conducted a major investigation involving the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to uncover a criminal network involved in football match-fixing.

They included four professional football players, one referee, one lineman, one executive of a football club, one club president, and four influential financiers.

The FAT also stated that Thailand adopted a zero-tolerance approach towards match-fixing of any form.