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Abramovich axed as Chelsea director

London, Mar 12 (EFE).- The Premier League on Saturday announced it had stripped Roman Abramovich of his position as Chelsea director after the sanctions imposed by the British government in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

“The Board’s decision does not impact on the club’s ability to train and play its fixtures, as set out under the terms of a licence issued by the Government which expires on 31 May 2022,” the Premier League said in a statement.

Earlier this week, the British government froze Abramovich’s assets, which blocked Chelsea from ticket and merchandise income as well as player operations.

In addition to his assets being frozen, Abramovich will be banned from any transactions with British individuals and businesses, while he also faces a travel ban and transport sanctions, a statement by Downing Street said on Thursday. EFE


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