No5 Chambers barristers defend in football match-fixing trial

Andrew Baker, Martin Liddiard and David Iles of No5 Chambers are defending in a case that sees three football players from Whitehawk Football Club and two businessmen from Singapore accused of conspiring to alter the results of football matches.

The jury at Birmingham Crown Court heard that Chann Sankaran, 33, and Krishna Ganeshan, 43, both from Singapore, came to the UK to find lower-league players willing to take a bribe to fix the results of football matches.

A middleman, who is not named for legal reasons, introduced the pair to Whitehawk FC players Michael Boateng, 22, Hakeem Adelakun, 22, and Moses Swaibu, 24, who are all alleged to have accepted cash in exchange for them to act improperly in their jobs as professional footballers.

All of the men deny the charges against them. The trial continues.