ISTANBUL, July 25 Turkey's soccer federation
decided on Monday to delay the start of the new season until
Sept. 9 from Aug. 5 amid an investigation into match-fixing
allegations involving some of the country's major clubs,
CNN-Turk news channel reported.
A Turkish court has already jailed pending trial 31 people,
including the chairman of champions Fenerbahce and the coach and
deputy chairman of Besiktas on charges of match fixing which
have plunged preparations for the new season into chaos.
(Editing by Pritha Sarkar)