The Football Association has charged Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the FA’s betting rules.
Sturridge has until November 20th to respond to the charge that he breached Rule E8(1)(a)(ii) and Rule E8(1)(b) during the period of January 2018.
Rule E8(1)(a) is designed to prevent a participant from betting, either directly or indirectly, on any matter concerning or related to football anywhere in the world, or to instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to do the same. This applies to match events and results, as well as the transfer of players, employment of managers, team selection or disciplinary matters, among others.
Rule E8(1)(b) applies to instances where a participant provides information to another person regarding football which the participant obtained by virtue of his or her position within the game and which is not publicly available at that time, and is subsequently used for betting purposes.