BURY'S Carabao Cup match against Sheffield Wednesday next Tuesday has been suspended, the EFL has announced.

The Sky Bet League One club have already had their opening two games of the season, against MK Dons and Accrington, postponed over their failure to provide assurances regarding their financial obligations.

In a statement the EFL said: "The club had been set a 5pm deadline on Wednesday 7 August 2019 by the League who were seeking further information into how they planned to meet its commitments in respect of football creditor debts, payment to unsecured creditors as part of the Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), alongside source and sufficiency of funding for season 2019-20.

"Following extensive discussions and correspondence between the club's ownership and the league, the additional information provided lacks the clarity required and as a result of the league not being able to defer the decision any later than today, the club's Carabao Cup tie on Tuesday August 13 2019 will not take place as scheduled in accordance with Carabao Cup rules. "

The EFL also announced it has lifted its suspension on the notice of withdrawal of membership of the EFL, which had been served on July 25.

It means Bury face 14 days to provide the required reassurances or the club's 125-year membership of the League will come to an end.

The EFL statement added: "The EFL Board is of the strong opinion that it cannot continue to suspend fixtures indefinitely and, after Wednesday's deadline for information was passed without a successful resolution, it will now lift the suspension on the notice of withdrawal of membership of the EFL.

"As per the League's Articles of Association, this will now give the Club 14 days (until 23 August 2019) to meet all outstanding requirements of the League's insolvency policy or its membership of the EFL will be withdrawn."