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British sports bodies ‘see the benefits’ of vaccine passports

The BBC has reported that a group of elite-level British sporting bodies have backed the use of vaccine passports as a possible measure for supporting the return of spectators to stadiums. In a letter addressed to the leaders of the major political parties, the FA, Premier League, English Football League (EFL), England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the Rugby Football …

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Boris Johnson supports UK and Ireland joint 2030 World Cup bid

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has backed the UK and Ireland’s proposed bid to jointly host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, pledging £2.8 million to the cause, which is expected to be confirmed at tomorrow’s Budget. The football associations of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland came together to put together a proposal to host the 2030 edition of the World …

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Sky Bet pulls Commentator Bingo market following Twitter backlash

Sky Bet terminated its novelty ‘Commentator Bingo’ betting market ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash between Manchester United vs Liverpool after Twitter users highlighted a number of concerns.  The novelty market allowed punters to bet on the ‘exact words and phrases’ used by Sky Football matchday commentators Martin Tyler, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher. Twitter users expressed their disbelief that …

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FA dismisses three charges against Kieran Trippier after WhatsApp messages published

Kieran Trippier in action for England

Kieran Trippier informed friends of his transfer to Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2019, telling a group that it was a ‘done deal’ as they placed bets on the move. He was found guilty of four violations of the FA’s betting rules, although the FA dismissed three additional charges after the full-back told friends to ‘lump on’ the transfer. …

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FIFA suspends Kieran Trippier gambling ban pending appeal

Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier in action for the La Liga club

Kieran Trippier’s 10-week worldwide ban from football has been suspended by FIFA at “the request for provisional measures lodged by Atletico Madrid“, after the England defender was accused of breaching the FA’s betting regulations. Trippier was issued with a £70,000 fine and 10-week ban which has now been put on hold by FIFA, pending an appeal. “Following the appeal and, …

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Paul Terry handed FA fine over ‘disturbingly high-stake bets’

Close-up shot of a Premier League matchball

The FA has issued former professional footballer Paul Terry with a £1,000 fine after the West Bromwich Albion employee was found to have breached betting regulations 209 times. The brother of ex-England international John Terry lost a total sum of £46,916.73 from betting on sport, including 35 wagers placed on competitions his own clubs were involved in. Terry joined Premier …

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DCMS secures £300m fund for sports winter survival

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has pledged £300 million to safeguard professional sports’ immediate future, as confirmed in its ‘Sport Winter Survival Package’.  Emergency funds will be made available to sports governing bodies to distribute to clubs and organisations that have been affected by the ongoing COVID pandemic. Sports England will oversee the allocation of funds, …

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Betway ends all football transfer markets

Betway has confirmed that it will no longer publish betting markets related to football player transfers, with the decision due to be enforced across all operating territories.   The bookmaker’s decision follows two high-profile disputes involving former Premier League players Daniel Sturridge (ex-Liverpool FC) and Kieran Trippier (ex-Tottenham Hotspurs), however is reportedly not connected to any ongoing FA disputes. This March, …

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FA hands Daniel Sturridge four-month ban over betting breaches

Former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been handed a four month ban from all football-related activity after it was found that he had breached the FA’s betting rules. Sturridge, who terminated his contract with Turkish side Trabzonspor earlier on Monday, was originally issued a six-week ban last summer, of which four weeks were suspended, in addition to a £75,000 fine. …

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Wycombe footballer suspended after placing 183 bets

Wycombe Wanderers’ forward Scott Kashket has been sanctioned with a two month suspension and £3446 fine after he admitted placing 183 bets on football matches. Kashket had been charged by the Football Association (FA) last month following a period between 2014 and 2016, during his time at Leyton Orient, in which the bets had been made. Kashket lost a total of £1,067.75 …

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