Singaporean businessmen Chann Sankaran and Krishna Sanjey Ganeshan have been convicted of conspiracy to commit bribery in an attempt to fix results in England’s lower football leagues following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court.
The pair were described as ‘central figures’ in a plot to influence the outcomes of games played in League Two and the Conference South.
The jury, which took 12 hours to decide their verdicts, are still deliberating on charges against two former players at Conference South side Whitehawk FC. Moses Swaibu and Michael Boateng have both denied the charge of conspiracy to offer, promise or give a financial advantage.
Another former Whitehawk player, Hakeem Adelakun, has been found not guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery.
The case was brought to court by the National Crime Agency, which has recently put in a lot of efforts into tackling match fixing.