Polish league kick-off postponed

The opening matches of the new Polish league season, which should have taken place this weekend, were cancelled at the last minute on Thursday after a corruption probe brought chaos to the championship.

"The first day of the championship is suspended," said Andrzej Rusko, the head of the organisers. The suspension was implemented because of confusion over the make-up of the league.

On Wednesday, a Polish Olympic Committee arbitration court reinstated Widzew Lodz to the top flight after the country's football federation (PZPN) had demoted them for corruption.

The fate of another club Zaglebie Lubin, also found guilty of corruption, will be decided on 22 August.

The PZPN described the panel's decisions as "scandalous and extremely irresponsible".

In total, 120 people were caught up in the corruption probe including referees and federation officials.