We Can’t Ban Betting Firms from Sponsoring Clubs’ Shirts, Says EPL Chief

The English Premier League (EPL) chief executive, Richard Masters has disclosed that the league would not support the purported plans by UK authorities to ban betting companies from shirts sponsorship.

According to him, gambling and football share a historic relationship, stating that the league body would collaborate with authorities towards the forth-coming review of the 2005 gambling laws.

Masters explained that the league does not partner with betting companies, saying the issue of shirt sponsorship is purely a business relationship between the clubs and their sponsors.

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He said the clubs reserve the rights to determine their shirt sponsors.

He also said EPL clubs have been complying with set out regulations, adding that the league would protect their interests.

Abdulgafar Oladimeji: Abdulgafar Olawale Oladimeji is a Nigerian born, London school of journalism trained journalist, who started his career in 1998 as a curb reporter in Kano. His work as a reporter has taken him to various African countries.
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