Things and wonders were heard at yesterday's session of the Institutions Committee. The matter registered in the Parliament concerned the complaints of Mr. Papacharalambous against the former President Mr. Anastasiadis, but the discussion extended to the whole spectrum of sports.
The President of the Committee of Institutions, Dimitris Dimitriou was hosted on the front page and stated that the Ethics and Protection Committee of Sports is starting an ex officio investigation into the KOP.
He explained that the former member of the Commission Haris Savvidis reported to the Department of Institutions that he received a report from UEFA on 23/9/2020 for 16 red files within a period of 18 months, while all the matches concerned two teams, Karmiotissa and Ermis. “We gave these two teams and they went under the radar. With 11 red files and 5 red files, these Unions should be deleted from the registers of the KOP".
He also said that Mr Savvidis said he received a phone call from UEFA's integrity officer who told him the product was failing. "I don't want to think UEFA is involved and it's unfair and frivolous to say it starts from there. There is a huge cloud that we will have to clear."
He emphasized that in the game Karmiotissa - AEL, the betting activity indicated that nine goals would be scored and the match ended 1-8 with the last goal coming from an own goal by the goalkeeper. "This game was taken away by the Asians while it was being played because it was unprecedented."
Then he spoke about the mutual accusations between Anastasiadis and Papacharalambous for the game Karmiotissa and Apollon. “The former President sent a letter with six documents to show that he did not make that phone call. The attendees confirmed that they had no interference in their work."
He noted that the team of Karmiotissa was under accusation and not Apollonas.
Speaking about Mr. Papacharalambous, he said that the letter he sent to the Speaker of the Parliament asking her not to have DISY MPs participate in the committee, should not have passed through the door of the Parliament. "He cannot ask which MPs will sit in the committee."
He pointed out that everyone is judged by their actions and by the consequences they have. "What he said in the letters he sent to Mr. Anastasiadis are contradictory."
He then indicated that the discussion would continue. "The President of the KOP had to come to the Commission and he must come to the next session".
He also said that if the Legal Service had gone to the Parliament yesterday, the MPs would have received answers.
Finally, he said that the discussion will continue on June 14 so that it becomes clear how the red envelopes arrive in Cyprus, who sees them, the television rights, etc.