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East Bengal likely to miss out on U-13, U-15 leagues

IANS  |  Kolkata 

As if the ban was not enough, the colts of city giants East Bengal might now not be able to take part in the U-13 and U-15 leagues beginning next month after failing to register enough players before the deadline.

According to All India Federation (AIFF) sources, the deadline to register players for the junior leagues was on Saturday (September 15) and East Bengal have so far submitted only five names.

Now with the status committee imposing a ban on registering any new until January 31 next year when the second window ends, East Bengal cannot register any further names before midnight on Saturday.

"Even if they appeal the status committee decision, and they are allowed to register players, their chances of playing the is slim as the deadline was today till midnight. They, therefore, stand a chance of missing out on these competitions," the source told IANS on condition of anonymity.

East Bengal were handed the ban over irregularities in their attempts to sign defender from champions FC.

The committee found East Bengal guilty of breaching the terms of Sukhdev's then subsisting contract with Minerva.

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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 21:18 IST
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