Two charged over football match-fixing investigation

Video report by ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies.

Two men have been charged in connection with alleged match-fixing in English football, the National Crime Agency said today.

Chann Sankaran, a 33-year-old Singapore national, and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan, a 43-year-old with dual UK and Singapore nationality, have been charged with conspiracy to defraud.

The men were among seven people held as part of the National Crime Agency's investigation into alleged match-fixing in English football.

Both Sankaran and Ganeshan were remanded in custody and will appear before Cannock Magistrates on 29 November.

The five other men were bailed pending further inquiries by the NCA.

A Football Association spokesman said:

The FA has been made aware of a number of arrests in relation to an NCA investigation.

We have worked closely with the authorities in relation to these allegations. The FA will make no further comment at this time due to ongoing investigations.

A spokesman for the English Football Conference league refused to comment on the reports.