The Football Association has announced it will start punishing players found guilty of simulation from next season.
The FA revealed that a retrospective action could be taken by a panel consisting of one ex-player, one ex-manager, and one ex-match official.
The panel will be asked to review all available video footage of a diving incident independently and then advise the FA whether to believe it was an offence of ‘Successful Deception of a Match Official’.
Only in circumstances where the panels come to a unanimous agreement would the FA charge the individual concerned.
Players found guilty of simulation under the new offence of ‘Successful Deception of a Match Official’ will receive a two-match ban.