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The six men arrested as part of an investigation into alleged match-rigging in English football are reportedly being held at a Midlands police station under the bribery and fraud acts, according to the Telegraph.
Three footballers were among the six men arrested as part of an investigation into alleged match-rigging in English football, the Telegraph reported.
It said the suspected match fixers were being held at a police station in the Midlands under the bribery and fraud acts.
The Telegraph report featured undercover video of a suspected fixer from Singapore who claimed he could fix lower league matches in England. Premier League clubs were not implicated.
Six men have been arrested as part of an investigation into alleged match fixing in English football.
The National Crime Agency said in a statement to the Daily Telegraph:
Six men have been arrested across the country as part of an NCA investigation into alleged football match fixing.
The focus of the operation is a suspected international illegal betting syndicate. The NCA is working closely with the Gambling Commission and the Football Association.
Burton 1 - 0 Mansfield
Cheltenham 0 - 0 Bristol Rovers
Chesterfield 0 - 0 Northampton
Bradford 1 - 1 Notts County
Brentford 3 - 2 Peterborough
Coventry 0 - 3 Rotherham
Port Vale 0 - 2 Preston
Sheffield United 1 - 1 Walsall
Shrewsbury 1 - 2 Oldham
Wolves 2 - 0 Tranmere
West Brom striker Shane Long has stressed the need for Albion to learn from their mistakes after they let a two-goal lead slip in Monday's 2-2 draw with Midlands rivals Aston Villa.
Read more on this story on the ITV Sport website.
50-year-old goalkeeping coach, Kevin Poole, is to be named in the Burton Albion squad for their League 2 match with Mansfield tonight.
As the oldest registered player in the football league, Poole's last first-team appearance came three years ago in a defeat to Rotherham.
But the former Derby County and Leicester City player, could be swapping the touchline for the goal-line and will be on the bench after on-loan keeper, Jordan Pickford, was recalled by Sunderland.
It will be the second time this season he has been named a substitute, after providing cover for the game against Wycombe Wanderers in October earlier this year.
The newly-named Birmingham Bears can help bring the local communities together, says Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council:
The Birmingham Bears t20 team is an incredibly exciting proposition that can unite sports fans across the city on Friday evenings next summer... I’m looking forward to seeing people get behind the Bears and hopefully roar them on to a Finals Day at Edgbaston in August.
Edgbaston is currently the home of the NatWest t20 Blast Finals Day for the next three summers, with the event scheduled to be staged on the Birmingham Bears home-turf in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Neil Rami, Chief Executive of Marketing Birmingham added:
Birmingham has a reputation for hosting some of the most compelling tournaments in sport... About a quarter of our visitors come here because they are attending or participating in a sports event... The new t20 matches will provide another opportunity to showcase both the revamped stadium and the city as a whole.
After the announcement that Warwickshire County Cricket Club's t20 side will be known as the Birmingham Bears for next years t20 Blast tournament, Chief Executive Colin Povey, says the club are looking to entice a wider audience:
Birmingham and Edgbaston has been the Club’s home since 1886 and we believe that adopting the Birmingham Bears name for the NatWest t20 Blast presents a great opportunity for us to engage even more closely with fans living and working at the heart of the City
He was also keen to stress though, that the club would not be losing its identity, going on to say that:
Despite our t20 name change, we will continue to maintain the proud history of the Club and play under the Warwickshire banner in the other two more traditional formats.
The newly-named Bears will open their campaign at home to Yorkshire Vikings on Friday 23 May 2014.
Warwickshire County Cricket Club have confirmed that its team in next season’s Natwest t20 Blast tournament will be known as the Birmingham Bears.
The name in previous years for the county’s one-day team has been the Warwickshire Bears.
The side with the new name will play seven t20 tournament matches at Edgbaston, five of which will be Friday evenings..
Their 2014 campaign will begin at home to Yorkshire Vikings on Friday May 23.
Edgbaston is also set to host the tournament finals day in August.