South Korean basketball coach gets jail for match-fixing

August 08, 2013 02:26 PM

Seoul, Aug 8 (IANS) A South Korean basketball coach has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for match-fixing. Kang Dong-hee, was found guilty of taking cash worth $42,000 dollars from gambling brokers to fix four games during the 2010-2011 season of the Korean Basketball League (KBL) while heading the Dongbu Promy, South Korea's news agency Yonhap said Thursday, reports Xinhua. It was the first time that a coach from one of four professional sports in South Korea has received a prison term for fixing games. 

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