BEC Tero set to play in Thai Division 1 after 18-team TPL approved

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With no end in sight to the on-going legal wranglings, the Thai Premier League has decided against expanding the competition and opted to continue with the current 18-team set-up.

The decision has ended the uncertainty hanging over the future of Sasana, Port FC and TOT, who have all been now sentenced to a life in second-tier League One for a year at the least.

The decision came a few days after BEC Tero Sasana chairman Brian L Marcar announced the sale of his club for 300 million baht to an undisclosed new owner. BEC Tero have filed a lawsuit with the Administrative Court seeking three points from a controversial match which they lost 1-0 to Bangkok United but then claimed their opponents had exceeded their allotted quota of on-field foreign players.

Narinpong said: “BEC Tero Sasana have been relegated to League One with Port FC and TOT SC. “Although BEC Tero have lodged a case with the Administrative Court, they have not been granted an injunction and the team did not use their right to file a case in the CAS.”

“I think the Administrative Court may take more than six months before making a decision, so BEC Tero Sasana will have to play in League One.”

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