Austin banned by CONCACAF

CONCACAF acting president Lisle Austin has been provisionally banned from the federation for allegedly violating rules.Austin – who is deputising for the suspended former president Jack Warner – will be the subject of a hearing in July, but details of the case were not specified on Saturday.

“Mr. Lisle Austin, is hereby provisionally banned from taking part in any kind of football related activity within CONCACAF and at the national level,” a CONCACAF statement said.

Austin only assumed the interim presidency on Sunday and quickly made an enemy in CONCACAF general secretary, Chuck Blazer, whom he suspended from duty before the pair traded insults through the week.

This provisional ban can be appealed, but Austin would have to file a written notice of appeal to the CONCACAF Executive Committee before June 13.

Warner, alongside Asian Football Confederation chairman Mohammed bin Hammam, are the subject of an alleged bribery investigation, with Blazer the whistle-blower in that case.

 


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