Wigan Athletic: lawyers appointed to investigate collapse of club

03 July 2020 17:38
Possible gambling connection cited by Rick ParryEFL said various rumours and reports have been circulatingThe administrator of Wigan Athletic has said lawyers have been appointed to investigate the circumstances of the club’s collapse, including the rumour of a possible gambling connection cited by the EFL chairman, Rick Parry.The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, and Wigan MP Lisa Nandy also jointly wrote to Parry calling for the EFL to conduct an investigation, saying: “There are serious questions to be asked about the EFL’s processes, with the club’s new owner being approved just a matter of days before it was plunged into administration.” They also asked the EFL to suspend the club’s 12-point penalty for going into administration – which could apply this season or next depending on its final league position – pending the outcome of the investigation. Related: Brutal and bizarre: the story of how Wigan collapsed into administration | David Conn Continue reading......read full article

Source: TheGuardian