A team from European football governing body Uefa is expected on the island on Monday to help local authorities with match fixing, it was announced on Tuesday.

According to the Cyprus Football Association (CFA), the three-member team will hold meetings with the police and football clubs

Uefa had been asked to provide assistance after it had sent several notices suggesting match fixing.

The arrival of the notices, which are based on suspicious betting activity, coincided with a decision by referees to abstain from officiating any fixtures after a bomb exploded on a car belonging to one of them.

Police have yet to determine the motive, but the investigation had immediately focused on the games the ref had officiated.

The CFA was forced to suspend all weekend fixtures across all divisions due to the officials’ decision, but action will resume this week after certain measures were agreed.

Included in the measures is a police hotline where whistle-blowers can report information anonymously.

Observers likened the measures to adhesive plaster that will have little or no effect on the deep corruption in Cypriot football.

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