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Minerva vs Real Kashmir I-League re-match unlikely: AIFF, club owners

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The match between Real and which was not held in the aftermath of the terror attack in February is unlikey to be replayed despite All India Federation's decision to do so.

Well-placed sources in the AIFF said that the re-match may not happen as the season is winding up and nearly two months have passed since February 18, the scheduled date of the match.

Real were to host on February 18, four days after the terror attack that left more than 40 CRPF soldiers dead. Minerva did not turn up for the match in fearing for the safety of their players, even as Real expressed disappointment over the visitors' refusal to play.

After a referral from the Committee, the on March 5 ruled that a re-match will be held at a venue and date to be decided later.

"It is nearly two months from the date of the match to be held in and the season is also winding up (with Super Cup final on April 13). So, I don't think the re-match will happen," the source told

co-owners and said they are "fine" if the AIFF decides to award a point each to the two teams.

"We are fine with whatever they decide. It is fine if they spilt points since it has been a while since it ended. We have always maintained that we were ready to host the game having got all the necessary security clearances from relevant authorities," they said.

owner said, "I have no issues with this point sharing since the issue of relegation and promotion does not arise here."

A win or lose by either side will not change the position of the two sides in the points table.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, April 12 2019. 19:16 IST
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