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Minerva Punjab will be provided full-proof security including armoured vehicles in Srinagar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Real boss Sandeep allayed Punjab's security concerns, saying the visitors will be provided armoured vehicles for travelling purpose during their rematch.

While a date for the rematch is yet to be finalised, Punjab owner said it would be prudent to organise the re-match as soon as possible to avoid confusion, given that the Super Cup Qualifiers are starting from March 15.

"When get the clearance from the authorities there should not be any problem. The team will be taken care of well and provided armoured vehicles to travel from the hotel to stadium and back. That's how it has always been here. We are absolutely ready to host them," Chattoo told

He added, "If we get the go ahead in a day or two, we presume the match could be held around March 20."

The February 18 game did not take place after Punjab refused to travel to Srinagar, insisting that their foreign players had been advised against it by their respective embassies in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.

The game's host, Real FC co-owner Chattoo said he was "very optimistic" about getting a security clearance from the concerned authorities in a day or two.

"Ideally, the match should have taken place by now. It should be held as soon as possible as the Super Cup is also starting soon. We are always ready to play in provided we are given security assurances," Bajaj said.

Real had turned up for the game last month, saying that all the security arrangements were in place and they be awarded the three points after Minerva's no-show.

Punjab went on to argue that their pullout could not be considered a forfeiture since it was on security grounds. The club refused to forego the three points, taking the matter to the

The court asked former champions to go back to the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Committee for a resolution.

Speculation was rife that the re-match could be held in

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First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 20:58 IST
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