FA shareholders to ponder betting ban
The Football Association has proposed that from next season anyone involved in the top eight tiers of the English league system will be subject to a worldwide betting ban.
The proposed rule will go before FA shareholders at the AGM on May 21.
If passed it would mean any participant from the Premier League down to the regional divisions of the Northern, Southern and Isthmian Leagues would be prohibited from any football-related gambling.
An FA statement read: "The FA has proposed that participants at Step 4 and above of the English league will be banned from betting, either directly or indirectly, on any football match or competition in the world."