Bulgaria: 14 detained in match-fixing probe


SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Bulgarian police have detained 12 footballers and two alleged organizers of an illegal betting ring in an ongoing investigation into match-fixing.

The Interior Ministry made the announcement on Thursday.

Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov said six of the detained footballers were from A division club Chernomorets Burgas, while the other six were from the B division side Neftochimik from the same city.

Despite scores of media reports about alleged match-fixing in Bulgaria, so far no one has been brought to trial.