Birmingham City release statement as Blues charged by EFL for ‘regulation breaches’

Blues have released a club statement following charges from the EFL on Monday, February 20.

Birmingham City have released a statement to recognise alleged charges that have been set out by the EFL earlier this evening. Blues have allegedly breached a number of the League’s regulations, it has been concluded after an investigation.

The charges relate to the ongoing ownership situation, specifically to the proposed acquisition of Blues. The club itself and individuals have been charged.

Sharing on their website and social media channels, the Club released this statement: “Birmingham City acknowledges the decision of the EFL and its charges of the Club with alleged breaches of EFL Regulations following the conclusion of its investigation into the proposed acquisition of Control.”

This statement from Blues was in response to a statement from the EFL earlier on Monday, February 20. The EFL said: “Following the conclusion of an investigation into the proposed acquisition of Control at Birmingham City, the EFL has today charged the Club and a number of other individuals with alleged breaches of EFL Regulations.

“The EFL has been considering whether the Club, any Official(s), and/or any Persons involved with the proposed acquisition of Control complied with the requirements of the Regulations in relation to the Owners’ and Directors’ Test (OADT).

“Having comprehensively reviewed all relevant issues, the EFL has now determined there is sufficient evidence to justify issuing various charges of Misconduct. The charges allege that a number of people were allowed to and did act as Relevant Persons and/or acquired Control of the Club without the prior approval of the EFL, and associated breaches.”

Blues have stated that “the multiple matters will now be referred to an independent Disciplinary Commission”. The Club has said no further comment will be made at this time.