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SC acquits Nepal national team footballers of match fixing charges


By TRN Online, Kathmandu, June 16: Five footballers including former captain of Nepal national football team who were charged with match fixing have been acquitted of the charge by the Supreme Court.

Bhadrakali Pokharel, spokesperson of the Supreme Court, informed on Tuesday that the SC gave clean chit to Sagar Thapa, former captain of national football team, players Anjan KC, Sandip Rai, Ritesh Thapa, Bikash Singh Chhetri and physiotherapist Dejip Thapa.

Pokharel said that the SC upheld the verdict of the special court.

The special court had on June 7, 2018 acquitted the five sportsmen and one technician of the charges.

A case was filed in the Supreme Court on Dec 6, 2018 challenging the Special Court judgement.

Nepal Police had sued the players including the technician with charges of treason due to lack of law in the country relating to match fixing.

The players were suspended by All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) and Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) after Nepal Police sued them in the court with the charges.