Start of Turkish football leagues delayed in wake of match-fixing probe

09:13, July 26, 2011      

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The start of the Turkish football season was postponed to September on Monday evening in the wake of match-fixing allegation gripping the country.

In a statement Mehmet Ali Aydinlar, the chief of the Turkish Football Federation, announced the postponement of the 2011-12 Spor Toto super league and the Bank Asya 1st league to September.

The super league, which was scheduled to start on Aug. 7 is now slated to start on Sept. 9. The 1st division will start on Sept. 10 instead of Aug. 9 as originally planned.

There will be no changes to European fixtures in which Turkish teams are involved.

Turkish football has been gripped by a match-fixing scandal that came to light after on police raid on July 3.

Scores of people have been detained and a high number were arrested as part of the ongoing investigation including top officials from high-profile Turkish clubs.

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