Premier League have charged Manchester City with several alleged breaches of financial regulations between 2009-10 and 2017-18 seasons.
Premier League have been investigating Manchester City’s financial dealings for a number of years and have now accused them of several breaches of financial regulation.
In a statement released on their official website, Premier League said they have referred the alleged breaches of Premier League rules by Manchester City to a commission.
“In accordance with Premier League Rule W.82.1, the Premier League confirms that it has today referred a number of alleged breaches of the Premier League Rules by Manchester City Football Club (Club) to a Commission under Premier League Rule W.3.4,” Premier League said in the statement.
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The proof of the allegations Premier League have made will be submitted to the commission, members of which will be appointed by the independent Chair of the Premier League Judicial Panel.
The commission will then make a judgement after hearing the proceedings in accordance with the Premier League rules.
“Commissions are independent of the Premier League and member clubs. The members of the Commission will be appointed by the independent Chair of the Premier League Judicial Panel, in accordance with Premier League Rules W.19, W.20, and W.26,” the Premier League said.
“The proceedings before the Commission will, in accordance with Premier League Rule W.82, be confidential and heard in private. Under Premier League Rule W.82.2, the Commission’s final award will be published on the Premier League’s website.
“This confirmation is made in accordance with Premier League Rule W.82.1. The Premier League will be making no further comment in respect of this matter until further notice.”
Manchester City have issued a statement in the wake of the allegations of breaking financial rules between 2009-10 and 2017-18 seasons.
“Manchester City FC is surprised by the issuing of these alleged breaches of the Premier League Rules, particularly given the extensive engagement and vast amount of detailed materials that the EPL has been provided with,” the defending Premier League champions said in a statement released on their official website.
“The Club welcomes the review of this matter by an independent Commission, to impartially consider the comprehensive body of irrefutable evidence that exists in support of its position.
“As such, we look forward to this matter being put to rest once and for all.”