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Sovereign Health Care Priestley Cup third round
Bankfoot v Bradford & Bingley

Having carefully considered all of the available evidence, including submissions made by Bankfoot officials, the Management Board have ruled that the player Ankit Rawat was not eligible to play in the Sovereign Health Care Priestley Cup.

The competition rules clearly state that ALL players must have played at least one league game prior to the second round to be eligible for that and subsequent rounds.

Ankit Rawat was only registered by Bankfoot on Thursday, June 13 and played his first league game against Idle on June 15. The following day he was included in their side for the third round tie against Bradford & Bingley.

To maintain the integrity of the competition the rule has to be enforced in all situations. In line with other breaches of this rule the result of the tie is declared null and void. Bradford & Bingley will now go forward to play at Hanging Heaton in the semi-finals

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