Croydon Athletic FC face 24 charges of breaching FA rules and regulations
Croydon Athletic could be expelled from the Football Association after being charged with breaking 24 of its core rules and regulations.
The charges, under the FA’s Rule E1 (b), could cover issues such as illegal betting, discrimination or giving or accepting payment to influence a match.
The FA issued the announcement on Tuesday November 15 relating to incidents during the 2009 -2010.
During this period the club was owned by Mazhar Majeed, who was convicted of two counts of corruption during the cricket spot-fixing scandal earlier this month.
Majeed, who was arrested in August 2010, was found to have offered money to three members of the Pakistan Cricket Team to deliberately bowl no-balls during a test match against England at Lords.
Should Croydon Athletic, now owned by Majeed’s sister-in-law Jenna Manji, be found guilty of the 24 breaches they face anything from a warning through to expulsion from the FA.
The club has 14 days to respond to the charges, either by requesting it be dealt with through written submissions or a disciplinary hearing.
The news heaps further pressure on the Ryman Division One South team, who currently sit precariously above the relegation spots.