AIFF Lifts Ban On East Bengal, Fines Rs 7 Lakh


Kolkata: All India Football Federation(AIFF) on Wednesday overturned their earlier decision, has slapped a fine of Rs seven lakh on them. AIFF lifts ban on East Bengal on transfer window case.

Earlier, In a fresh setback for East Bengal, the player status committee of the All India Football Federation Saturday handed a transfer ban on the club over irregularities in their attempts to sign defender Sukhdev Singh from Minerva Punjab.

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East Bengal, who were dethroned in the Calcutta Football League by arch-rivals Mohun Bagan recently, cannot register any new player till the end of the first transfer window next year.

Confirming the development, an AIFF official said Sukhdev, who now plies his trade for Mohun Bagan, has also been barred from playing any competitive match and must pay a fine of Rs 50,000 each to AIFF and Minerva Punjab.