The Disciplinary Committee of the All India Football Federation‘s (AIFF) on Sunday fined I-League heavyweights Mohun Bagan Rs. 3 lakh for non-payment of salary to four of its former players. Also Read - India Battles COVID-19: Positive Cases Soar to 3,374, Death Toll Reaches 77; Govt Issues Fresh Advisory: 10 Points
According to a report in PTI, Mohun Bagan, title favourites in this season’s I-League, have been directed to clear the dues and pay the fine within a fortnight. Also Read - Coronavirus in India: Millennials Most Vulnerable to Infection, 17% Patients Above 60 Years
“The disciplinary Committee under the chairmanship of Ushanath Banerjee directed Mohun Bagan to pay dues of four players within 30 days and pay fine of Rs. 3,00,000 within 15 days, failing which they will face ‘Transfer Ban’ for forthcoming successive two windows in whatever name or under banner it plays in any AIFF tournament,” the order stated. Also Read - 2,902 Cases, 68 Deaths: India Records Highest single-day Spike With 601 New Patients- Top Developments
Mohun Bagan have been directed to pay Kerala Blasters midfielder duo of Raju Gaikwad and Darren Caldeira Rs 11 lakh and Rs. 8,70,601 respectively. Abhishek Ambekar (currently East Bengal left-back) and former goalkeeper Ricardo Cardoze who is currently without a club have got dues of Rs 5,60,000 and Rs 7,60,000 respectively since 2017.
Thus, Mohun Bagan have been directed by the disciplinary committee to pay the remaining Rs 8,20,000 to Jamil within a month. Statements of Jamil have been recorded and expecting that Mohun Bagan would fulfil their commitment, the AIFF Disciplinary Committee on Saturday adjourned hearing in Nagpur for a month.
“Khalid Jamil informed that in the meantime he has been paid Rs.4,00,000 with assurance of clearing balance dues within early next month. Other players however informed that they have not been paid any amount,” the order said.