English football to trial sin-bins

English football will trial temporary dismissals, also known as sin-bins, across 32 grassroots leagues in 2017-18 season, the Football Association announced on Friday.

Sin bins will focus on dissent, which has amounted to a quarter of all yellow cards last season. The pilot scheme is also expected to improve match day experiences of referees.

They will apply to selected divisions in England’s Step Seven – the lowest tier of National League system – and the leagues below.

Men’s, women’s, adult, youth, Saturday and Sunday leagues have all been shortlisted for the pilot scheme.

Mark Ives, FA head of judicial services, in a statement said he was encouraged by the level of enthusiasm.

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