PSL Moves To curb Match Fixing In Climax
According to a schedule of fixtures released by PSL Chief Executive Officer, Kenndy Ndebele, all clubs will start playing their games on the same day and at the same time as from week 27 of the PSL programme.
Ndebele says the move is aimed at avoiding results being manipulated in favour of those teams who play their games later when they already know the results of the other fixtures.
This weekend’s games are the last in which clubs will play on Saturday and others on Sunday. After that all clubs will be forced to fulfil their matches on Sunday and at the same time.
Although not proved, usually during this time of the season, there are widespread rumours that clubs are exchanging points for money in order to either win the league title or avoid relegation.
Zimbabwe has already made headlines on the international front after its national teams were paid large sums of money to through away matches in favour an Asian betting syndicate.
The league title race has become so tight that the top three teams, FC Platinum on 49 points, Dynamos on 45 and Motor Action on 43 points all have a realistic chance of winning the title with five games left before the programme to winds off.
The battle is also tense at the bottom end where the likes of Kiglon on 21 points, Shooting Stars on 22 and Zimbabwe Saints on 22 are deep in trouble. Statistics also show that even the likes of seventh placed Chicken Inn on 35 points and CAPS United with the same number of points are still not safe.