Birmingham handed £20,000 fine

Blues accepted the charge of failing to ensure no spectators or

unauthorised persons were permitted to encroach on to the pitch and

were handed the punishment by an independent regulatory commission

on Tuesday. Blues have also had a further £20,000 suspended

fine placed on top of them and warned about their future conduct.

The suspended fine will hang over the club until the end of the

2013/14 season and would be invoked were Birmingham to again fall

foul of Football Association rule E20b.