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Four men have appeared in crown court charged in connection with a National Crime Agency inquiry into alleged football match-fixing.
Footballers Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, both 22, and co-accused Chann Sankaran, 33, and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan, 43, both originally from Singapore, appeared at Birmingham Crown Court today for a short 10-minute preliminary hearing.
The four will next appear back at the same court to enter their pleas on March 7, next year.
A provisional trial date has been set for May 19, 2014.
Four men are due in court today in connection with a National Crime Agency inquiry into alleged football match-fixing.
Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, who have been sacked by Brighton club Whitehawk FC, are accused of taking part in a conspiracy to defraud bookmakers.
The Conference South players, both 22 and from south London, are due to appear at Birmingham Crown Court.
It is alleged that Boateng, of Davidson Road, Croydon, and Adelakun, of Mayfield Crescent, Thornton Heath, conspired with two other men to influence the course of football matches.
Chann Sankaran and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan, both originally from Singapore, were remanded in custody by magistrates in Cannock, Staffordshire last month.
Ganeshan, 43, of Hougang Avenue, Singapore, and Sankaran, 33, of Hawthorn Road, Hastings, East Sussex, will appear alongside Boateng and Adelakun.
The conspiracy is alleged to have taken place in Manchester and elsewhere between November 1 and November 26.
Conference South team Whitehawk FC have sacked Michael Boaten and Hakeem Adelakun, two footballers charged with conspiracy to defraud as part of the National Crime Agency's match-fixing probe.
A statement posted on the club's website said:
Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun are the third and fourth people charged in connection with the investigation into an alleged international illegal betting syndicate.
Chann Sankaran and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan were charged on November 28 and remain in custody.
Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, both 22 and from the Croydon area of south London, were charged with conspiracy to defraud contrary to common law.
An NCA spokesman said: "The Crown Prosecution Service's Organised Crime Division found sufficient evidence and was satisfied it was in the public interest to authorise charges."
The two men have been bailed to appear at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on December 11.
Michael Boateng and Hakeem Adelakun, footballers with Conference South team Whitehawk FC, were charged with conspiracy to defraud as part of the National Crime Agency's match-fixing probe.