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Re: Are Sarries in serious danger of going into liquidation?
Posted by: renko
Date: 20/01/2020 11:56

If Saracens top the Championship in 20/21 there are eligibility criteria which they need to be in compliance with. One of the criteria is the Salary Cap Regulations. They need to show that in topping the Championship they have done so by complying with the salary cap for the Premiership 20/21 season and the previous season 19/20 which they have just failed. So the earliest they could return is 22/23 season a full two years out of the Premiership.

I read the regulations on Salary Cap compliance for the potential promoted team and thought the same as you however on reading again I am not sure if the compliance actually requires the team to provide evidence of complying for the previous season (in Sarries case it would be 2020/21) and evidence that they will be complying for the season to come in the Premiership (2021/22). I would really like to see clarification of some kind. Of course next season they may well be still unravelling the mess of this season and any payouts for ending contracts if not sorted within this season will count towards the cap in 2020/21 (which in itself presents problems as they will be even more over the cap this season but I presume that's why relegation was the only option). If a player doesnt want to have their contract ended particularly if they can't find a new club or they bring lawyers to the table it could easily rumble into next season Plus they will still have some serious wages to pay if OF's £750K is true. So, it could well be they don't fall within the cap next season either

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