CAS to decide Prince Ali's bid to suspend FIFA elections

Sports arbitration court to rule on Prince Ali's bid for suspension of FIFA elections over lack of transparency in voting process

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

Prince Ali bin al Hussein is demanding the use of transparent voting booths ahead of the FIFA presidential election on February 26.

The Court of Arbitration (CAS) for Sport said it will decide "no later" than Thursday on a case filed by FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al Hussein calling for this week's vote to be suspended.

The Jordanian prince lodged the case after FIFA rejected his call for transparent voting booths to be used at Friday's congress where Sepp Blatter's replacement as the head of world football will be chosen.

"The request for provisional measures will be decided by CAS no later than the morning of Thursday 25 February 2016," the Lausanne-based CAS said in a statement.

The "provisional measures" sought by Prince Ali include a suspension of the vote.