Football League Apologises For Cup Draw Issues

Last updated : 16 June 2017 By CNS Sport

The Football League have apologised for a number of issues which affected the draw for the first round of the League Cup.

The draw was held in Bangkok at the behest of cup sponsors Carabao , and there were problems with the lack of sound and the broadcast via Facebook which crashed, as well as Charlton Athletic being drawn against Exeter Ciry and Cheltenham Town.

The League said in a statement after plenty of social media criticism:"The EFL would like to apologise for a number of third party technical issues that affected coverage of this afternoon’s Carabao Cup Round One draw in Bangkok.

There were inaccuracies as a result of human error in the live graphics output, which resulted in confusion and incorrect ties being displayed on screen.

In addition, some users did experience difficulties in accessing the stream on certain external platforms. Both issues are currently under investigation.

The EFL can confirm that the draw was not compromised in any way and all clubs have received confirmation of their Round One ties."

Coventry City were in the northern section and were drawn at home to Blackburn Rovers managed by former City boss Tony Mowbray, who has former Otium Board member and manager Mark Venus as his assistant.