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EFL statement: Macclesfield Town

17 March 2020

An independent arbitration panel has ruled on an appeal by Macclesfield Town and reduced the sanctions imposed by an independent Disciplinary Commission in late 2019 in respect of multiple charges made against the Club for non-payment of wages and non-fulfilment of fixtures.

The panel considered the original verdict of a sporting sanction of 10 points, with four suspended for charges in respect of non-payment of players on applicable due dates and also the non-fulfilment of a fixture in relation to its match with Crewe Alexandra, originally scheduled to take place on 7 December 2019.

The panel supported the principle of a sporting sanction for all charges, but the 10-point penalty has been revised to a seven-point deduction, with four of those points to be applied immediately and three to be suspended.

The League Two table has been updated with immediate effect.

The Club faces multiple further misconduct charges and these matters will be considered by an independent Disciplinary Commission in the near future.

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