The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today confirmed the establishment of an independent Entry Control Body (ECB) to rule on the eligibility for entering AFC competitions, reports the-AFC.com.
The new judicial body will have five members and will be chaired by Mr. Liu Chi from China PR. Its formation supports the key pillars of the AFC’s Mission statement which seek to establish successful Asian teams, good governance and strengthen integrity.
The ECB will make decisions on eligibility for the AFC competitions against the criteria set by the Entry Control Manual (2017-2020).
The body will have jurisdiction where:
The AFC or a club alleges that a club has been directly or indirectly involved in match manipulation;
The AFC or a club alleges that there exists a violation of rules relating to control or influence;
The AFC or a club alleges that a Member Association has nominated the incorrect club or clubs to participate in a competition;
The AFC or a club alleges that a Member Association has incorrectly granted a licence for a club to participate in a competition;
A club submits an Extraordinary Application to participate in a competition.