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Coventry hit with suspended five-point deduction after three games were shelved over unsafe pitch

• Pitch was deemed unplayable after Commonwealth Games• Coventry to pay compensation to teams affectedCoventry have accepted a five-point deduction suspended until the end of next season as punishment for the club’s postponed home games against Rotherham, Wigan and Huddersfield.The Championship fixtures were unable to go ahead due to the pitch at the Coventry Building Society Arena being in an unsafe and unplayable condition.

The nature of the sanction means Coventry will immediately be docked points should they be found responsible for any further missed fixture in the 2022-23 season or the 2023-24 campaign.

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