Serie B gets a new level of chaos, as Avellino have formally submitted a new appeal to be readmitted to the division.
The division has been reduced to 19 teams for this season, but that is being appealed and the season could yet be put on hold.
Futhermore, CONI has ruled that Virtus Entella should be in the division, as Cesena’s 15-point deduction for false accounting should have been applied to last season’s total.
The reduced division came about after Cesena and Bari both went bankrupt over the summer, as did Avellino after failing to provide the financial guarantees to register.
They needed two financial guarantors, and one of those was Finworld, a company which was denied a registration by Banca d’Italia.
After they missed the deadline to register they appealed to CONI, but that was thrown out by the Olympic committee.
FIGC commissioner Roberto Fabbricini then passed a reform allowing the second division to proceed with 19 teams, with one side getting a rest day in each round.
Now though the Irpini have launched a new appeal to CONI to be allowed back in, with the club currently in Serie D.
“The applicant U.S. Avellino 1912 s.r.l. asks the Collegio di Garanzia to ascertain and declare the illegitimacy, inadmissibility and / or incorrectness of the resolution of the Extraordinary Commissioner of the FIGC, published in the Official Communiqué n. 59 of 30 August 2018,” a statement from Avellino begins.
“Specifically the part in which it omits to grant the same time limit and and sanctioning regime to Avellino to replace the financial guarantees issued by Finworld s.p.a.”
They then ask for “the immediate and unconditional admission of the aforementioned club to the Serie B 2018-2019, after the granting of the relevant licence due the obvious disparity in treatment”.
Alternatively, the Irpini appeal to CONI to “annul the resolution of the extraordinary commissioner” and include Avellino among the 22 teams “given the unequal treatment as best and amply illustrated with the aforementioned reasoning”.
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