Former President Nikos Anastasiades again strongly rejected “malicious allegations” over interference in match-fixing investigations on Wednesday as former chairman of the sports ethics committee Andreas Papacharalambous doubled down on his claims.

Elsewhere, a 67-year-old man was on Wednesday found guilty of causing the catastrophic fires of July 2021 which left four dead and forced the evacuation of ten villages.

In other news and responding to the church’s defence of conversion therapies, a bill banning which is set to be voted on by the House today, head of Accept LGBTI Nicholas Tryphonos has said people’s sexual orientation cannot change.

All this and much more in the Daily News Briefing brought to you by the Cyprus Mail.