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Premier League disqualifies Abramovich as Director of Chelsea

In a brief statement issued on Saturday morning, the Premier League confirmed that the decision does not impact on the club’s ability to train and play its fixtures.

FILE PHOTO: Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich walks past the High Court in London November 16, 2011. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett//File Photo
Suzanne PlunkettREUTERS

The Premier League board has disqualified Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich as a director at the English top flight club, the league said in a statement on Saturday.

"Following the imposition of sanctions by the UK Government, the Premier League Board has disqualified Roman Abramovich as a Director of Chelsea Football Club," the Premier League said.

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"The Board's decision does not impact on the club's ability to train and play its fixtures, as set out under the terms of a license issued by the Government which expires on 31 May 2022."