11 Updates
AIFF may review ban decision, Mohun Bagan hopeful
Photo Credit: STRDEL, Getty Images

AIFF may review ban decision, Mohun Bagan hopeful

Jan 14 2013, 6:07am CST | by

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is willing to re-look into its rule book after Mohun Bagan appealed against the two-year ban slapped on it by the game's supreme body for abandoning an I-League match midway against East Bengal.

New Delhi, Jan 14 — The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is willing to re-look into its rule book after Mohun Bagan appealed against the two-year ban slapped on it by the game's supreme body for...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

AIFF may review ban decision, Mohun Bagan hopeful

Jan 14 2013, 6:07am CST | by

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is willing to re-look into its rule book after Mohun Bagan appealed against the two-year ban slapped on it by the game's supreme body for abandoning an I-League match midway against East Bengal.

New Delhi, Jan 14 — The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is willing to re-look into its rule book after Mohun Bagan appealed against the two-year ban slapped on it by the game's supreme body for abandoning an I-League match midway against East Bengal.

The AIFF executive committee will meet here Tuesday to consider Mohun Bagan's appeal. What may go in favour of Mohun Bagan is that the executive committee also remains divided over the ban.

On the eve of the meeting, AIFF secretary general Kushal Das told IANS: "Football is governed by a set of rules. Some time rules can be harsh. The executive committee has been given the powers to look into the decision."

Mohun Bagan were disqualified from this season and also have been banned from the next two editions of the I-League as well. They have to play to second division I-League to qualify for the top division.

Asked if the AIFF was considering to ammend its rule book if they were found too harsh, Das said: "Obviously we will look into them. This is the first time that such an incident has happened. Now we have a case where a club cannot play top-flight football for four years and also we want more corporate teams in the I-League. So, somewhere there is a disconnect."

Citing past incidents, Mohun Bagan has said that Churchill Brothers got away without playing a match against East Bengal in the erstwhile National Football League (NFL).

Mohun Bagan secretary Anjan Mitra said that in the past teams have got away after abandoning the match.

"During a NFL match match Churchill Brothers refused to take the field against East Bengal. The club got away easily. But on Dec 9 (at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata) we had a massive crowd trouble, and players were not feeling safe. Our key player Syed Rahim Nabi got injured and also had to undergo an operation," Mitra told IANS on phone from Kolkata.

Das, however, said that rules of the NFL were different from I-League.

"Though the NFL has been re-christened as the I-League, the tournament rules were different. And in that match Churchill refused to take the field. But Mohun Bagan had abandoned the match midway," said Das.

Mitra hoped that the AIFF executive committee will look into its appeal and arrive to a logical conclusion.

"I am hopeful that the AIFF will look into our appeal and come to a favourable conclusion. It will be a massive blow for Indian football if Mohun Bagan stays out of elite level for four years," he said.

The AIFF executive committee also remains divided over the harsh decision slapped on Mohun Bagan.

AIFF vice-president Srinivas Dempo, also chairman of Dempo, feels that the two-year ban is harsh. "The ban is effectively for four years. That's too hard," he said.

Lasing Ming, another AIFF vice-president and Shillong Lajong general secretary, feels that it would be a shame to have a league without Mohun Bagan.

"But if a club has broken rules, it should be made to pay for it," he said.

Mohun Bagan were trailing 0-1 against their arch-rivals in the Kolkata derby when Nabi, in the 43rd minute, was hit on the face by a stone hurled from the crowd at the packed Salt Lake Stadium held Dec 9.

Police had to lathi-charge to bring a 95,000 strong crowd under control. Play resumed after 15 minutes but Mohun Bagan refused to come out in the second half and play.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

3 days ago

IPL can't improve anyone's cricket: Michael Holding

Oct 19 2014 1:47am CDT | Source: Cricket

New Delhi, Oct 19: Legendary fast bowler Michael Holding has chosen to empathise with the West Indies players for deciding to return home abruptly over a pay dispute while slamming the Caribbean cricket board for the sport ...
Source: Cricket   Full article at: Cricket
 

 
Update
10

3 days ago

Clive Lloyd apologises for West Indies aborting India tour

Oct 19 2014 1:41am CDT | Source: Cricket

New Delhi, Oct 19: Former captain and West Indies Cricket Board selection committee chairman Clive Lloyd on Saturday (October 18) apologised for the Caribbean team's unprecedented move to pull out of remainder of India tour ...
Source: Cricket   Full article at: Cricket
 

 
Update
9

3 days ago

Australia will win 2015 World Cup, says Ponting

Oct 19 2014 1:38am CDT | Source: Cricket

New Delhi, Oct 19: Two-time World Cup winning captain Ricky Ponting said Saturday (October 18) that an India-Australia clash will serve up as an ideal final for the 2015 World Cup to be held in his country and New Ze ...
Source: Cricket   Full article at: Cricket
 

 
Update
8

1 week ago

West Indies protest with black armbands in 2nd ODI

Oct 11 2014 6:36am CDT | Source: Cricket

New Delhi: The West Indies team might have put off its 'strike' plan as of now, but the players continued to protest against the payment dispute with the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) by wearing black armbands in the second ...
Source: Cricket   Full article at: Cricket
 

 
Update
7

1 week ago

India v West Indies, 2nd ODI: Preview

Oct 10 2014 10:11am CDT | Source: Cricbuzz

Still licking their wounds after a sound thrashing in the lung opener, India will have to regroup quickly and plug the loopholes when they take on a determined West Indies in the second cricket one-dayer in New Del ...
Source: Cricbuzz   Full article at: Cricbuzz
 

 
Update
5

1 week ago

6 failures will help me play 50 good innings: Shikhar Dhawan

Oct 10 2014 4:40am CDT | Source: Cricket

New Delhi, Oct 10: After a dream Test debut, Shikhar Dhawan has seen tougher side of international cricket and the opening batsman says he has learnt to value failure as much as success in the last ...
Source: Cricket   Full article at: Cricket
 

 
Update
4

1 week ago

Mohit ruled out, Ishant included for rest of West Indies ODIs

Oct 10 2014 1:01am CDT | Source: Cricket

New Delhi, Oct 10: India paceman Mohit Sharma has been ruled out of the remainder of the ODI series against West Indies due to an injury. Ishant Sharma has been named as his replacement. In a ...
Source: Cricket   Full article at: Cricket
 

 
Update
3

1 week ago

Virender Sehwag most searched Indian cricketer on Google

Oct 9 2014 1:11am CDT | Source: Cricket

New Delhi, Oct 9: Dashing Delhi batsman Virender Sehwag is the most searched among cricketers, who are trying to make a comeback in the Indian team, Google announced Wednesday (October 8). Google search trends for past 30 days ...
Source: Cricket   Full article at: Cricket
 

 
Update
2

1 week ago

Wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik eyes India comeback as specialist batsman

Oct 9 2014 1:07am CDT | Source: Cricket

New Delhi, Oct 9: With a new domestic season just round the corner, out-of-favour wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik is planning to work on his batting to return to the Indian team as a specialist batsman. Ka ...
Source: Cricket   Full article at: Cricket
 

 
Update
1

2 weeks ago

Australia tour will be challenging: Rohit Sharma

Oct 6 2014 1:57am CDT | Source: Cricket

New Delhi, Oct 6: Gearing up for the pace test that awaits India in Australia come December, batsman Rohit Sharma said the likes of Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle would be a tough challenge to deal with but the Indians are ...
Source: Cricket   Full article at: Cricket
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Jorgensen hopes Lee's doping rumour to be 'false alarm'
Paris, Oct 23 (IANS) World No. 3 shuttler Jan O Jorgensen said he hopes the reports about Malaysia's top badminton player Lee Chong Wei having failed a doping test is a "false alarm".
 
 
Brazil footballer banned for pushing referee
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 23 (IANS) Corinthians striker Paolo Guerrero has been banned for three Brazilian Serie A football matches after being found guilty of physical aggression towards a referee.
 
 
Olympiacos beat Juventus in Champions League
Athens, Oct 23 (IANS) Greek football club Olympiacos shocked Italian giants Juventus 1-0 in the third Champions League Group A match held here.
 
 
Former Windies coach says he was fired by WICB
Kingston (Jamaica), Oct 23 (IANS/CMC) Ottis Gibson says he was fired as the West Indies head coach despite a statement from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) suggesting otherwise.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

European Champions League standings
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) Following are the European Champions League standings for Groups E to H after Tuesday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against, points), according to Xinhua...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Rogerio set to break Giggs world record
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 22 (IANS) Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni is one victory away from earning his fourth Guinness World Record by eclipsing a mark held by Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs. The 41-year-old will...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ryan Reynolds can't keep his hands off Blake Lively
Ryan Reynolds was ''really sweet'' to Blake Lively at the Angel City Ball. The couple, who got married in September 2012, made their first red carpet appearance together in New York City on Monday night (10.20.14) since...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kris Jenner doesn't know who Bruce Jenner is dating
Kris Jenner has ''no idea'' whether Bruce Jenner is dating her best friend. The 58-year-old reality TV star, who split from the Olympic gold medallist last October after 23 years of marriage, claims she doesn't know if...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
When Rihanna dressed like 'Harry Potter'
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Singer Rihanna was spotted here in a Harry Potter style costume. She wore the wizard-like get-up while heading for a business meal here Monday, reports mirror.co.uk. The 26-year-old combined a...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Germany raises humanitarian aid to Iraq
Berlin, Oct 22 (IANS) Germany has pledged a further 20 million euros (about 25.5 million dollars) in humanitarian aid to Iraq, the foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday. The additional funds are immediately...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
India calls on Israel, Palestine to resume peace process
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) India has called upon Israelis and Palestinians to resume the peace process as "dialogue remains the only viable option" to address the issues confronting the region. In a brief statement...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Airstrikes help ground forces fight IS: Pentagon
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Kurdish forces are in control of the majority of the Syrian city of Kobane despite efforts by the Islamic State (IS) to take the town, a spokesperson for US defence department said Tuesday....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Palestine, Israel urged at UN to halt unilateral initiatives
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Tuesday called on Palestine and Israel to overcome differences and halt unilateral initiatives that fuel mistrust, so as to pursue long-term stability in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
China urges Israel to create conditions for peace
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) Chinese government has called on Israel to create necessary conditions for the resumption of peace talks with Palestine. At an open debate of the Security Council on the situation of the...
Read more on Politics Balla