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Match-fixing scandal delays Turkish season

Match-fixing scandal delays Turkish season
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The start of the Turkish football season has been delayed a month because of the investigation into match-fixing allegations involving some of the country’s top clubs.

The Super League was initially to start on August 5, but due to the scandal it will now commence on September 9.

A Turkish court has already jailed, pending trial, 31 people as part of a probe into match-fixing and bribery in the country’s first and second divisions.

The chairman of reigning champions Fenerbahce is the most prominent figure on the suspect list, which also includes the coach and deputy chairman of fellow top-flight giants Besiktas.

The suspects are accused of manipulating 19 games last season.

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