DAEGU, South Korea – The on-going match fixing scandal that has hit Korean sports has now shifted to the Korean Baseball Organization.
Prosecutors in the city of Daegu are investigating match-fixing in Korean sports after the arrest of a gambler broker named Kang confessed to having games fixed so he, along with others and players, could benefit millions of won in profits.
Reports in the Korea Times noted that two top pitchers in professional baseball are suspected of fixing games and gambling on the results, telling them walk a batter during games last year in return for a share of the winnings. The players were not named, but were apparently part of the LG Twins.
The LG Twins meanwhile, have said the report is absolutely groundless and don't know where the report came from.
Earlier in the day, a pitcher from the Nexen Heroes also said he was approached, but declined to participate in any match fixing.