Playoffs introduced for Turkish league

The Turkey Football Federation says it is introducing playoffs

to determine the winner of the Turkish league.

Federation President Mehmet Ali Aydinlar says he hopes a playoff

will increase club revenues and ”bring color” to Turkish

football, which has been marred by a match-fixing scandal.

Turkish media said the league’s top four teams will be involved

in playoffs.

More than 30 people, including league champion Fenerbahce’s

chairman, have been charged in a match-fixing probe involving 19

games last season. Fenerbahce faces relegation and the threat of

losing its league title.

Turkey has pushed back the start of the season for more than a

month until Sept. 9 because of the investigation.