Bulgaria postpones spring matches

The Bulgarian Football Union has postponed the start of its spring matches by a week owing to bad weather, BFU spokesman Borislav Konstantinov has announced.

"The resumption of the season (after the traditional winter break) has been postponed by one week," Konstantinov said.

The decision came after consultation with all 24 clubs that will host first and second league matches during the spring half of the current season, the spokesman said. Only three of the host teams said their grounds would be ready for matches following heavy snowfall over the past week, Konstantinov explained.

Snow and ice had led to "an increased risk of injuries," he said. Nevertheless, the matches would be re-scheduled in such a way to allow the season to end on 14 June as initially planned, he added.

After 15 matches so far this season, Levski Sofia is topping the table with 33 points followed by bitter city rivals CSKA with 32 points.