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Reaching for the stars: Former EFL chief reveals incredible scrapped plans to hold Carabao Cup draw in SPACE Former EFL chief revealed that he tried to hold the Carabao Cup draw in space The 2017-18 semi-final draw was eventually held in Beijing at 4.15 am UK time  But Harvey insists he was serious about the International Space Station plans

By Leigh Mcmanus For Mailonline

Published: 12:38 BST, 10 October 2019 | Updated: 12:47 BST, 10 October 2019

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Former EFL chief Shaun Harvey has revealed that he tried to hold the Carabao Cup draw in space.

Harvey was appointed EFL chief executive in July 2013 and vacated his position at the end of last season after being asked to step down by the board. 

'Genuinely, we opened up discussions with the International Space Station,' Harvey said in his first interview, with The Telegraph, since being ousted. 

Then-EFL CEO Shaun Harvey and Carabo China CEO James Huang at the 2017 draw in Beijing

Then-EFL CEO Shaun Harvey and Carabo China CEO James Huang at the 2017 draw in Beijing

'Part of all this was: could we get the draw done in space?' he added in a bid to

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