MP asks if Norwich in match fixing probe
Sarah Hall The Government has been asked to reveal whether a game involving Norwich City is at the centre of an investigation into match-fixing.
The Government has been asked to reveal whether a game involving Norwich City is at the centre of an investigation into match-fixing.
It emerged at the weekend that a Championship match was being investigated by the Football Association amid allegations of match fixing.
Norman Lamb, Norwich City supporter and North Norfolk Liberal Democrat MP, today tabled a Parliamentary question to ask if the Football Association had revealed to ministers whether the match involved was the Carrow Road clash between the Canaries and Derby County.
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Mr Lamb has asked Andy Burnham, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport: “What discussions has he had with the FA on allegations of match fixing and unusual betting activity involving the Norwich City versus Derby championship match on Saturday, October 4?”
The question will be listed in the house tomorrow.
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Allegations were first raised in a national newspaper, which passed on information to the FA and the Gambling Commission.
An FA spokesman said: “We will consider any evidence which is brought to our attention. We are committed to thoroughly investigating any allegations of this nature.”
But the FA, and the Gambling Comission, which is investigating the matter, have so far refused to reveal which game was involved or comment any further.
Norwich City Football Club declined to comment, but confirmed it had not been contacted by the FA about the matter.
No one at Derby County Football Club was available for comment. However, it is understood the FA has not been in contact with them about the matter.
Norwich lost the Derby match 2-1.