Sagar Thapa and five other cleared of “Match Fixing Charges” by the Supreme Court
On Tuesday, Nepal’s former skipper Sagar Thapa along with all other five accused were cleared of Match Fixing charges by the Supreme Court after almost six years.
Nepal’s then skipper Sagar Thapa, goal keeper Ritesh Thapa, defender duo Sandip Rai and Bikash Singh Chettri, Anjan KC and Physio Dejin Thapa were charged with Crime against the State.
A bench of Justices lead by Ananda Mohan Bhattarai and Bam Kumar Shrestha cleared the case on Tuesday. They were acquitted on June 8, 2018 on the same charge.
There was no any law regarding the match fixing, therefore the players and coaches were charged with crime against the state.
After the accusation, skipper Sagar Thapa, Sandip Rai, Ritesh Thapa and Bikash Singh Chhetri were immediately suspended from playing football for life time along with Physio Dejin Thapa and coach Anjan KC.
The players and other officials will now awaits the decision from AFC and FIFA to reverse their suspension from taking part in the AFC and FIFA related programs.