Scotland news

Date revealed for Rangers' hearing

September 12, 2012
By ESPN staff

Rangers' alleged undisclosed payments are set to be investigated by a Scottish Premier League-appointed commission at a November 13 hearing.

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The three-man panel will continue its inquiry having already considered the preliminary issues over an initial two days of meetings, which the club refused to co-operate in.

The commission was first appointed after an initial assessment of Employee Benefit Trust transactions to Rangers players from 2000 to 2011 under the previous Ibrox regime. The club could be found guilty of breaching SPL rules over declaring payments in contracts.

The hearing will continue as required until November 16, with additional dates of November 20 and 21 also allocated if needed.

Solicitors for the SPL have been directed to lodge any additional documents, together with an outline argument and a list of witnesses, by 4pm on October 19 while Oldco and Newco Rangers have been told to lodge theirs by 4pm on November 1.

A statement released by the SPL read: "The commission has considered all the preliminary issues raised in the list submitted by Newco and points raised in letters from solicitors acting for Newco and for Oldco. It has decided the commission will proceed with its inquiry in the terms of the Notice of Commission and will now set a date for a hearing and give directions."