Sam Borden for The New York Times:
Club bankruptcies, fan violence, conflicts of interest, unpaid players and accusations of match-fixing are regular occurrences in leagues from Albania to Turkey (where a team bus was recently shot up by gunmen), but the Cypriot league is among the worst offenders.
In 2013, FIFPro, the global players’ union, issued a release to its members warning them against signing contracts with Cypriot teams because clubs there routinely failed to honor them. And Federbet, a European company that tracks betting patterns in soccer, revealed that its evaluations of matches in Cyprus in 2014 indicated that more than half of the games showed signs of having been manipulated.
Understatement of the week.