Martin Demichelis: Manchester City defender hits with betting charge
The Argentinian has made 29 appearances for City this season.
New Delhi: Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has been charged by England`s Football Association over alleged betting offences.
"It is alleged the player committed 12 breaches of FA Rule E8 concerning football matches between 22 January 2016 and 28 January 2016," the FA said in a statement.
Demichelis, 35, has until 1800 GMT on April 5 to respond to the charge.
However, there is no suggestion that the charge relates to any of the 25 league and cup games in which the Argentine has featured for City this season.
FA Rule E8 states that players must not bet "either directly or indirectly, or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on" any "result, progress or conduct of a match or competition" in which they participate or over which they have any influence.
Demichelis has made 29 appearances for City this season, most recently in their 1-0 Premier League loss at home to Manchester United.
(With agency inputs)