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GSA prize for discipline

Guwahati, July 27: The Guwahati Sports Association has embarked on a novel way to keep indiscipline in check by introducing an award for the most disciplined team for the first time in the Super Division Football and A Division leagues respectively.

The best disciplined team in the Super Division will be given Rs 10,000 while the same award in the A Division carries a prize of Rs 5,000.

A scuffle between two players last season led to the abandonment of the Jibeswar Goswami A Division league match between Rajbari AC and Sports Authority of India (SAI) Sports Club while there have been numerous instances of unruly crowd behaviour in the past.

In a bid to stop any untoward incident on the ground, two officials from each club have been asked to be present during the league matches. “We have asked two representatives from each club to be present during the league matches. They have also been asked to request their supporters to maintain decorum during and after the matches. Although police will be present, I believe with two members from each club, along with our officials, we will be able to stop any untoward incident,” said Singh.

Deferred: The organisers of the RG Baruah Super Division Football League and the Jibeswar Goswami A Division Football League have deferred the meets to August 5 and July 31 respectively after a meeting held last evening between the GSA officials and club representatives.

“We had to reschedule both the leagues because of a few reasons, including better refereeing and some of the club’s demands, whose teams are yet to be ready,” said L. Pranab Singh, football secretary, GSA.

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