DAEGU, South Korea – According to Yonhap News, Korea's national news agency, four players have been arrested in Daegu for alleged match fixing in the Korean V League, the nations top volleyball league.
According to Yonhap, the Daegu District Prosecutors' Office said they took the three men, including a 30-year-old player surnamed Yum, and the broker surnamed Kang into custody as part of their investigation into the suspected game rigging.
Yum, who was his team's libero before retiring from KEPCO45 in the V-League in July last year, is suspected of throwing matches in February 2010, by deliberately making mistakes after consulting with Kang.
Two other players also allegedly took part in rigging at least four confirmed matches, according to the prosecutors.
Kang allegedly pocketed massive profits from his gambling bets from the losses of Yum's team. Yum and the arrested players are also suspected to have shared the profits, according to the prosecutors.