StockMarketWire.com - Sports apparel and equipment retailer Sports Direct said that Grant Thornton had resigned as its auditor.

Sports Direct said that Grant Thornton had made the decision 'not to seek reappointment' subsequent to the publication of Sports Direct's annual accounts on Tuesday and following 'a review of its client portfolio'.

Grant Thornton would cease to hold office as auditor effective from 11 September, being the date of Sports Direct's annual general meeting.

Sports Direct, which had recently delayed the publication of its financial results, said a further announcement would be made in due course.

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