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The Tokyo District Court said Monday that the Japan Sumo Association’s dismissal of former makuuchi division wrestler Sokokurai in 2011 was invalid because its match-fixing allegations left room for doubt.

The Chinese-born former maegashira, whose real name is Enhetubuxin, had demanded to be reinstated after the JSA sacked him in April 2011 for refusing to retire over his alleged involvement in a match-fixing scandal.

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