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Cardiff City, the alleged misuse of confidential information and Premiership Disciplinary Regime.
Information is power, confidential information doubly so. The recent allegations made by Cardiff City, arising out of their loss to Crystal Palace in the Premiership that Crystal Palace had sought and obtained their team sheet before the required submission, only serve to underline this.
Cardiff have raised their allegations with the Premier League who, it is understood, are investigating whether there has been a breach of their rules. Presumably, if a prima facie case appears to be made out, the Premiership will take action under Section W, the Disciplinary Section of its rules1 (“Section W”). These embrace the potential disciplinary sanction of the deduction of points. Before considering the disciplinary rules in detail a broader view of the misuse of confidential information is appropriate. Read the full blog from LawinSport here.