The NI Football League can confirm that the NIFL League Cup Committee have today ruled on a player eligibility case.
Following notification from the Irish FA, the eligibility of Institute player Anthony Hargan was raised in relation to his appearance in the BetMcLean League Cup second round tie against PSNI on 14 September 2021.
The case was considered by the NIFL League Cup Committee today (Wednesday 13 October) and has ruled that the player has not been registered in accordance with Rule 23 of the NIFL League Cup Rules 2021/22.
Therefore, in accordance with Rule 24 of the NIFL League Cup Rules 2021/22, Institute FC will be dismissed from the competition and the club losing the game in such circumstances (PSNI FC) shall replace the dismissed club and progress to the next round.
The revised date for the BetMcLean League Cup third round tie between Linfield and PSNI is still to be confirmed.
The ineligibility has not impacted the outcome of any Lough 41 Championship matches.