July 31, 2020 / 6:14 PM / 7 days ago

Soccer-Sheffield Wednesday to begin 2020-21 season with 12-point deduction

July 31 (Reuters) - English second-tier Championship club Sheffield Wednesday will begin the 2020-21 season with a 12-point deduction for breaching profit and sustainability rules, the English Football League (EFL) announced on Friday.

"Sheffield Wednesday will receive a 12 point deduction for breaching the League's Profitability and Sustainability Rules for the three-season reporting period ending with season 2017-18," the EFL said in a statement here

“The sporting sanction will take effect in season 2020-21.” (Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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