Hailakandi, June 24: Tarun Sangha has withdrawn from the ongoing Ramanuj Gupta Super Division Football League of the District Sports Association, Silchar.
The team was scheduled to play Arunachal SS at Satindra Mohan Dev Stadium in Silchar today.
DSA assistant secretary Sujay Duttaray said Tarun Sangha have withdrawn because of a shortage of players.
The club had played only one match in the league against Police AC and were defeated 1-10. They could not field a team against PHE RC, Town Club and Silchar Sporting because of a registration problem.
Duttaray ruled out the changing of fixture after the withdrawal of Tarun Sangha and said the opponents will be awarded a walkover. Tarun Sangha was elevated to the Super Division as the champion of A division Silchar football league last year.
DSA general secretary Babul Hore said all players will now come under the central registration system from 2015 according to the guidelines of the All-India Football Federation and hoped that this will minimise the present problem. He added that they would develop the infrastructure of SM Dev Stadium in Silchar after the end of the football season.
Hore said the DSA would appoint NIS and AFC C licensee football coach Akash Bose as the permanent coach for Silchar soon. Bose is now coaching in Tezpur on a contract basis with the directorate of sports and he was expected to join in Silchar by mid- July under a similar contract with the government, Hore said. Anil Kumar will be the new badminton coach for Silchar.