BEC were relegated from the Thai Premier League on Sunday but could retain their status in the top flight if the court rules in favour of them.
Last month, BEC filed an appeal with the Administrative Court after a league match in which they lost 1-0 to Bangkok United. BEC complained to the TPL that their rivals used more than the permitted number of foreign players and the league awarded the Fire Dragons a 3-0 victory.
However, a TPL appeal panel later overturned the decision and the original result stood. BEC then brought the matter to the Administrative Court and if they win the case they would remain in the TPL at the expense of Saraburi who finished the season just above BEC.
“The court will treat the case as a normal one,” BEC manager Thanya Wongnark said yesterday. He expected the court to make a ruling next week before the TPL issues the fixtures for next season on Dec 29.
Thanya said the club also had asked Fifa to look into the matter. TPL chairman Ong-art Korsinka said yesterday from next season clubs will be prohibited from filing lawsuits with Thai courts as this could face sanctions by Fifa.
Clubs can only file an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), he said.
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