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Blues' owner to miss first game after court ruling

Jason Hyland in Hong Kong

Published 12/08/2011 | 05:00

A HONG Kong court has rejected Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung's bid to attend the club's first home game.

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Mr Yeung, charged with five counts of money laundering involving more than HKD$720m (€65m), appeared in court yesterday offering to increase his bail to HKD$3m (€273,000) so he could fly to England to attend Birmingham's match against Coventry and attend to club business.

But a magistrate ruled that Mr Yeung must remain in the Chinese territory at least until he enters a plea in a district court on August 30.

Birmingham fans were initially sceptical about Mr Yeung when he bought the club in October 2009 for £81.5m (€92m). However, his first season as owner, 2009-10, ended with Birmingham's highest top-flight finish for more than 50 years.

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