Three Bengal players suspended

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:07 IST

Indian Football Association, the apex soccer regulatory body of West Bengal, slapped two-match suspension on three players.

Three Bengal players suspended

Kolkata :

Indian Football Association, the apex soccer regulatory body of West Bengal, slapped two-match suspension on three players in the ongoing Kolkata Football League for their unruly behaviour in the final of the 13th junior national under-21 football championship at Jamalpur last month. The AIFF disciplinary committee, which met during the day, also imposed fines of Rs 15,000 on each of the three - Saimik Dey, Syed Rahim Nabi and Madhab Das - for assaulting referee M A Siddiqi during the June 4 final against Punjab, which Bengal lost 1-4. Disclosing this, IFA secretary Subrata Dutta said that another player Amjad Ali, who had been suspended by the All India Football Federation till the final disposal of the case for hitting Siddiqui, was fined Rs 15,000. Ali's suspension would also continue till the AIFF disciplinary committee gave its final verdict on the case. The Federation had issued a show cause notice against the IFA asking it to explain why action should not be taken against the Bengal team for its unseemly conduct. The report submitted by the coach and manager of the Bengal team in the tournament had pulled up the four players for gross misconduct following which a three member fact-finding team was formed by the IFA. The team spoke to the players, who pleaded guilty to the charges and apologised. The disciplinary committee's decision was based on the report of the fact finding team as also that of the coach and manager of the Bengal team. (PTI)

Topics : Football
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