Scudamore cautious over City

12 August 2008 08:59
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore has confirmed that his organisation are closely monitoring the ongoing concerns surrounding Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra. The former Prime Minister of Thailand has skipped bail in his homeland after refusing to answer fraud and corruption charges, with Scudamore aware that the situation could change again in the near future. He said: "As always, we will take advice from the Home Office and the Foreign Office. "We are not experts in law in every country, so it is wise to speak with the people who are." Scudamore went on to confirm that the league will ensure that Shinawatra remains able to meet the 'fit and proper persons' criteria to be an owner in the English game. He added: "Of course, if we feel the rule has been breached, we will invoke it. We will not turn a blind eye to issues of a serious nature. "It is quite a complex matter and can't just make a judgement on the spot, but we have a club owner who has not yet been found guilty of any offence. "However, it is an evolving situation and we will look at it."

Source: ESA