A timescale for the investigation into alleged dual contracts at Rangers should become clearer this week. There will be a procedural hearing on Tuesday and Wednesday involving members of the independent commission and lawyers from Rangers.

"The Scottish Premier League announced that the independent commission to inquire into alleged EBT payments and arrangements made by Rangers in relation to players during the period from 2000 until 2011 will sit on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 September," said an SPL statement.

"The hearing will be chaired by Lord Nimmo Smith and will consider submissions from parties on various procedural matters. "It will not be a hearing of the merits of the case."

The three-man group will eventually decide whether Rangers broke SPL rules regarding payments made through their controversial Employee Benefit Trust scheme.

Such payments are also the subject of a tax tribunal, which is yet to be decided.

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