Football News Four footballers get life bans for Asian match-fixing

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Four players have been banned for life for match-fixing at the AFC Cup, the Asian Football Confederation said Friday. Kursanbek Sheratov from Kyrgyzstan was found guilty of fixing a match involving his club Dordoi FC in the 2017 AFC Cup, Asia’s second-tier continental competition. He also supported betting activity related to the game, the AFC added.Kyrgyz players Vladimir Verevkin and Iliaz Alimov were found guilty of fixing one or more matches involving their side FC Alay. And Tajikistan’s Abduaziz Mahkamov manipulated AFC Cup matches involving FC Alay in 2017 and 2018.The AFC said the punishments, handed down by its disciplinary and ethics committee, showed its “zero-tolerance approach” to match-fixing.Meanwhile, Turkmenistan international Muhadov Suleyman was banned for four years for a doping violation at this year’s Asian Cup, the AFC said.  last_img read more

Taylor beaten in Olympic qualifier

first_imgDavid Oliver Joyce and Brendan Irvine are also in qualification action today.Joyce goes into the ring at around 4 and Irvine’s bout begins at around quarter to five. The Bray fighter lost 39-37 to Yana Alekseeva, who qualifies for the games in Rio this summer.Taylor now needs to finish in the last four in the Worlds to make the Olympics. Today’s defeat is the first time that she’s been beaten since 2011.last_img

Parimatch hails top talent of inaugural ‘Universal Sports & Games Hackathon’

first_img Parimatch has hailed its first ‘universal Sports & Games Hackathon’ as an unbridled success, as participants generated over 100 ideas in 48-hours of programming.Hosted from between 7-9 August, the hackathon organised by the betting group’s ‘Parimatch Tech’ unit and esports venture capital fund JKR saw over 400 developers, project managers, marketers and designers collaborate in innovating all components related to core igaming and esports wagering disciplines.The two-day event drew developers from nine countries including Ukraine, Germany, Spain, Belarus and Poland, in which a total of 37 teams submitted projects for Parimatch Tech and JKR to review.The hackathon forms part of Parimatch group’s ongoing corporate development programme, nurturing and developing tope engineering talent.Stepan Shulga, head of Esports at Parimatch commented: “It is great to see people keep generating ideas, even though they can’t get together in the same room as normal. An online hackathon is a new format for us and we are pleased with the result: organizers, judges, and mentors saw many different high concept ideas being generated.”The engineering duo of Nikolay Ursatiy and Sergey Poverennov (Team Dragon) won the Parimatch Tech hackathon, developing a platform game titled ‘Run Out’, taking home a prize of $1,500.In addition to prize money, Ursatiy and Poverennov will be provided access to Parimatch facilities and resources to progress their ideas and test future developments with live audiences.“We are delighted with our victory. The hackathon was a great experience for us. Many teams came up with some really interesting and exciting ideas. This event gave us a chance to test our capabilities and get feedback from mentors and judges. We’re going to continue working on the game, and shortly, we will move on to negotiations with publishers,” added Nikolay Ursatiy, team leader of Team Dragon. StumbleUpon Submit Share Related Articles Share Parimatch named official betting partner of OMEGA league August 3, 2020 Parimatch secures ‘premium VS’ content with Global Bet July 24, 2020 Ukraine gambling bill enacted by President Zelensky August 11, 2020last_img read more