The duo will face disciplinary hearings in London in December following their involvement in a late-night altercation in Bristol last year.

19 June 2019

” Bolton Wanderers will be deducted 12 points for next season should they enter administration after March 28. The Championship club won a reprieve at the High Court in London on Wednesday, with Wanderers handed a fortnight to settle their debts, which include ?1.2million in unpaid taxes.

2 Bolton have staved off the threat of administration Bolton, issued with a winding-up petition by HMRC in February, faced administration or liquidation, but now have a fortnight to find a buyer. Barrister Hilary Stonefrost, representing Bolton, told the court the club has a potential buyer lined up who “already owns a major stake in a high-level football club”.

She asked for a 14-day adjournment to give the club time to complete a sale and settle its debts. Judge Clive Jones, sitting in the Insolvency and Companies Court in London, adjourned the case until April 3. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gossip Man United news live: Dutch ace wanted as new right-back, West Ham star on radar gossip Liverpool news live: Salah ‘rejects ?150million exit’, Ajax set Ziyech price latest Man United target Dutch defender, Spurs to sell Rose and sign Sessegnon review Women’s World Cup: Netherlands breeze past Cameroon, Canada beat hapless New Zealand gesture Amazing reason Marta pointed to her boots after scoring opener for Brazil royal return AC Milan appoint club legends Boban and Maldini in new roles at the club ‘i was fed up’ The reason why Chelsea midfielder Jorginho nearly quit football latest Arsenal transfer news live: Top target ‘not for sale’, Ziyech to cost just ?30m GOING NOWHERE Bournemouth send firm response to Arsenal over Ryan Fraser interest London bound?

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Bolton are much more likely to want a points deduction this season, as they are already facing relegation from the Championship with eight points separating them from safety. It is the sixth time in 16 months that Bolton have defended a winding-up petition due to unpaid tax and VAT.

2 Bolton are in serious financial trouble They won a similar stay of execution in the High Court three years ago to allow previous owner Sports Shield BWFC to complete a last-minute takeover. Current owner Ken Anderson bought a stake in the club during that buy-out and took majority control in 2017 after Sports Shield went into liquidation.

Bolton confirmed on Tuesday night that a potential buyer had pulled out of talks, but that there were still several other interested parties. Timeline of Bolton’s woes 17 March 2017 – Dean Holdsworth sold his stake to fellow co-owner Anderson a year after the pair took over at Wanderers. 6 July 2018 – Bolton were forced to cancel a scheduled friendly against St Mirren after their players went on strike over unpaid wages and bonuses.

12 September 2018 – Bolton escape the threat of administration and the possibility of an English Football League points deduction after they agree to settle a L4.8million debt owed to BluMarble Capital Ltd. 27 September 2018 – More financial worry hits as the club is served with a winding-up petition by HMRC after missed payments, the fifth such petition in 14 months.

10 December 2018 – Anderson reached an agreement with the Professional Footballers’ Association to pay the club’s wages for November, but two days later announced he would fund the payments. 21 January 2019 – Kick-off was briefly held up at the University of Bolton Stadium in the Sky Bet Championship match against West Brom as fans protested against Anderson.

20 February 2019 – Bolton were hit with a sixth winding-up petition by the HMRC in less than 18 months, to be heard in the High Court in March. 24 February 2019 – Bolton announced that an agreement in principle has been reached for Anderson to sell all his shares in the club. 4 March 2019 – The Bolton News reported that the Trotters’ training ground closed due to a shortage of food and drink. 12 March 2019 – Anderson announced the club’s players were paid their overdue wages.

15 March 2019 – The proposed takeover that Anderson had revealed a few weeks previous, believed to be the Ventures (Whites) consortium, withdrew their interest after due diligence. 19 March 2019 – Talks with another party interested in taking over the club were mutually terminated 24 hours before their High Court date over their latest HMRC winding-up petition, while Forest Green confirmed they were taking legal action over the failed transfer of striker Christian Doidge.

20 March 2019 – A High Court hearing in London ruled that Bolton had two weeks to settle their debts and avoid a winding-up order. Anderson, who owns 94.5 per cent of the club’s shares, has increasingly struggled to finance the running costs. The players were paid their February salaries late and the training ground was closed for a day earlier this month, while there was doubt over a recent game against Millwall going ahead due to concerns over policing costs.

Bolton, currently second from bottom in the table, face a 12-point deduction if they fail to settle their debts. Aldershot were the last EFL club to go into administration in 2013. Wanderers face further legal action from League Two side Forest Green, who have confirmed to Press Association Sport that they have started proceedings over the failed transfer of striker Christian Doidge. ” ” Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have been charged by the England and Wales Cricket Board with bringing the game into disrepute.

The duo will face disciplinary hearings in London in December following their involvement in a late-night altercation in Bristol last year. 2 Ben Stokes was found not guilty of affray after the fight outside Bristol nightclub 2 Alex Hales was not charged by the police but faces being punished by the ECB An independent Cricket Discipline Commission was tasked with leading an internal disciplinary into last September’s incident after Stokes was found not guilty of affray following a seven-day trial last month.

Stokes and Hales will have to answer to two counts of breaching ECB Directive 3.3, which states: “No participant may conduct themself in a manner or do any act or omission at any time which may be prejudicial to the interests of cricket or which may bring the ECB, the game of cricket or any cricketer or group of cricketers into disrepute.” The CDC has ruled that disciplinary panel hearings will be held in London on Wednesday, December 5, and Friday, December 7. The CDC has the remit to impose penalties including an unlimited fine or suspension and termination of registration. Latest Sports News ‘JOKE’ Whyte says Fury ‘should be ashamed’ after knocking out Schwarz in two rounds STATEMENT Tyson Fury scores vicious second-round TKO of Schwarz, promises Wilder rematch fight night Tyson Fury vs Tom Schwarz: Brit wins by TKO in the second round AMERICAN DREAM Tyson Fury enjoys spectacular US-themed ring walk before fight DISPUTE Billy Joe Saunders reacts angrily as Josh Warrington beats Kid Galahad on points CONTROVERSY Breidis wins crazy, chaotic brawl in Latvia as he elbows opponent before KO FIRE FIGHTS Fury returns, Warrington defends his title and cruiserweight carnage in Latvia ICED Cuban ‘KO Doctor’ renders opponent unconscious with one huge shot to reach WBSS final HAD TO HURT JJ Metcalf KOs Jason Welborn with sickening body shot INSIGHT Who is Tom Schwarz?

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Hales was not charged. The duo played no further part in the Windies series while Stokes missed the entirety of last winter’s tour of Australia, including the Ashes, due to the police investigation that was ongoing at the time. Stokes returned to action during the New Zealand tour but was forced to miss the second Specsavers Test against India this summer due to a clash with his trial. “

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