Match fixing a real danger, says former Interpol chief
Former Interpol president Khoo Boon Hui believes that unsavory individuals may attempt to fix World Cup 2014 matches, according to a report published earlier today by iGaming Business. Khoo Boon Hui occupied the role of Interpol president from 2008 through 2012, and currently has a post as senior deputy secretary of homeland affairs in Singapore.
Hui also holds a seat on the board of advisors for the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), which recently published a report in tandem with the University Paris 1 Pantheon that claimed football and cricket are the two sports most at risk of being rigged, and which may have seen billions of dollars of laundered funds pass through game outcomes.
The explosive comments made by Hui include the following zingers:
“Maybe the costs will be higher and higher because the players get paid more and more. So you have to risk bribe money being higher." according to the iGaming Business report.
It is likely that Hui's comments are more to advance his own interests and prop up the organisations he currently serves for; the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 32 clubs participating are the among the highest level of football and as Hui himself noted, the footballers in question draw some of the largest salaries of professional athletes worldwide.
Sportsbook Review will update should any further news develop out of the Khoo Boon Hui camp.
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