China FA anti-corruption task force links to police

The China Football Association has set up a joint task force with the nation's police in an effort to stamp out rampant corruption, including gambling and match fixing, Beijing News reported. The task force, co-chaired by Wu Mingshan, a senior police official in charge of public order, and CFA deputy director Nan Yong, will investigate illicit activities in China's top footballleague. The main duties of the group will also be "to align anti-gambling rules with State laws and regulations, and set the expansion and regulation of an anti-gambling system throughout the sport." Discussions are currently being held to recruit members of the judicial ministry to crack down more efficiently on sports betting and cheating among players, coaches and referees.

See also: Corruption link to slump of Asian domestic leagues (29 June)