The decision is understood to relate to the volume of other Government business.
The Premier League issued a statement on its website announcing the club - who have won the competition six times since 2011 - had been referred to an independent commission in respect of a series of alleged breaches of rules related to club finances. The alleged breaches concerned the reporting of accurate financial information, the submission of details of manager and player pay information within the relevant contracts, a club's responsibility as a Premier League member to adhere to UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations and to the league's own profitability and sustainability regulations. The club are also alleged to have breached rules requiring them to co-operate and assist with the Premier League's investigation into those breaches, which the league says began in December 2018.
The league said City has broken financial rules from 2009 through 2018. The UAE-controlled City Football Group took charge of the club in 2008.