Kolkata: India’s oldest football club Mohun Bagan has been indicted by a shameful act, as the Disciplinary Committee of The All India Football Federation has stated`that the Kolkata giant has unethically played an “over-aged” player in the U18 I-League and thus will no longer be a part of the final stage of the competition. Along with the suspension, the federation has fined Rs.1 lakh to the club as punishment. In place of Mohun Bagan, it will be United Sports Club who will be participating in the final stage of the U18 I-League.
In the preliminary/qualifications stage Mohun Bagan fielded Subhankar Sanyal against SAI (East), who was proven to be older than his age group. SAI officially launched a complaint against the Green and Maroon brigade on an immediate effect. The AIFF too sent a show-cause letter to Mohun Bagan to know their answer. Unfortunately, the answer was not sufficient to please the Disciplinary committee and they thus summoned the Bagan officials at the AIFF office. Surprisingly, none of the officials responded to that call up. Hereby, The federation decided to punish the heritage club in such a heavy way.
Mohun Bagan officials denied to make any comment on this, as I-League CEO Sunanda Dhar told www.xtratime.in , “Yes Mohun Bagan U18 team is suspended till the month of May, which means they will no longer be a part of the final stage. They are also fined Rs.1 lakh by the Disciplinary committee as a part of the punishment.