Date set for Rangers hearing
Hearing into alleged undisclosed payments to start on November 13
Last Updated: September 12, 2012 4:46pm
A Scottish Premier League-appointed commission will commence a hearing regarding undisclosed payments by Rangers on November 13.
A three-man panel was appointed following initial assessment of Employee Benefit Trust (EBT) transactions to Rangers players from 2000 to 2011 under the old Ibrox regime, which could breach SPL rules over declaring payments to players in contracts.
The commission will proceed with its inquiry after considering all the preliminary issues over two days of initial meetings.
Rangers have already refused to co-operate with the investigation and did not attend the initial hearings which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The hearing will continue from day-to-day as required until November 16, with additional dates of November 20 and 21 also allocated should any further continuation be required.
Solicitors for the SPL have been told to lodge any additional documents, together with an outline argument and a list of witnesses, by 4pm on October 19.
Oldco and Newco Rangers need to lodge their own documents, outline argument and a list of witnesses by 4pm on November 1.
An SPL statement 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.
"Oldco and Rangers FC, who are named in the Issues contained in the Notice of Commission and alleged to have been in breach of SPL rules, will continue to have the right to appear and be represented at all hearings of the commission and to make such submissions as they think fit.
"Newco, as the current owner and operator of Rangers FC, although not alleged by the SPL to have committed any breach of SPL Rules, will also have the right to appear and be represented at all hearings of the commission and to make such submissions as it thinks fit."