IFA slaps ban on George player
Bagan in final

 
 
IFA SLAPS BAN ON GEORGE PLAYER 
 
 
BY A STAFF REPORTER
 
Calcutta, Oct. 17: 
The Indian Football Association (IFA) today handed out punishments to four George Telegraph players, accused of heckling referee Partha Rout Roy and beating up linesman Dilip Samanta during and after their Super Division clash with Mohammedan Sporting.

The IFA League sub-committee today decided to ban Biman Mondal till March 31 while Supratik Aind, Raja Guha Thakurta and Goutam Naha were fined, IFA joint secretary Ranjit Gupta said today.

He said a fine of Rs 7,000 has been slammed on Naha, while the others have to pay Rs 5,000 each. The trio has been asked to pay up by November 6, failing which they will face a ban till March 31.

The issue has been hanging fire since this fiasco happened, and the IFA, in usual obtuse style has not been able to get down to the core of the matter. A quick decision on the issue on the committee’s part was necessitated to complete the League. While its championship leg has been over with Mohun Bagan and East Bengal emerging champions and runners-up, respectively, the relegation leg is stalled ever since the incident took place on August 28.

Both Mohammedan and George Telegraph are fighting to stay in the Super Division.

Bhowmick takes charge

IFA today formally asked Subhas Bhowmick to take charge as the Bengal coach in for the Santosh Trophy, to be played from November 1 to 15.

Meanwhile, Jahar Das and Krishnendu Roy have been picked as Bengal’s coach and assistant coach for the National Games.

   

 
 
BAGAN IN FINAL 
 
 
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
 
Guwahati, Oct. 17: 
Mohun Bagan moved into the final of the Bordoloi Trophy with a 4-0 win over FC Kochin at the Nehru Stadium this evening.

The slow-paced match saw three goals scored in the first half. Lolendra Singh opened Bagan’s account in the 12th minute through a pen- alty. Jose Barretto shot home the second goal in the 28th minute while RC Prakash scored the third goal in the 41st minute. James Singh netted the last goal in the 84th minute.

The scoreline would have been 6-0 had the referee not disallowed two goals, one each by Baretto, who was found to be offside and Debjit Singh, for handling the ball.

Bagan take on Rajpracha Sports Club of Bangkok in the final Friday.

   
 

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