The Telegraph
Thursday , May 8 , 2014
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Md. Sporting move court

Calcutta: Mohammedan Sporting, on Wednesday, filed a writ petition at the Calcutta High Court, questioning the All India Football Federation’s decision to allow Tolgay Ozebe to represent Dempo SC in an I-League match against the club, held on March 22, in Margao.

The city team had lost the match 0-1 and Tolgay, who donned Mohammedan Sporting colours in the first half of the season, was the scorer.

Mohammedan Sporting, who couldn’t escape relegation, had protested against the incident earlier as well, demanding full points from the Dempo tie.

The 328-page writ petition has been filed against 14 parties which includes AIFF president Praful Patel, concerned committees of the national federation and the I-League, Dempo SC, match commissioner of the Mohammedan Sporting-Dempo game and Tolgay.

Mohammedan Sporting assistant general secretary Ishtiaq Ahmed, who has filed the writ petition on behalf of the club, said: “We have checked the AIFF constitution and the I-League rule book. Nowhere is it written that the AIFF can intervene in a deal between a club and a player.”

Ahmed also claimed that the club’s ‘relegated’ status in the I-League doesn’t stand any more as the matter is sub-judice.