Deadline for SC East Bengal
SC East Bengal, who are engaged in a tussle with their investor Shree Cement, will have to inform the Indian Football Association (IFA) in a week whether they would feature in the Calcutta Football League Premier Division Group A.
“We have given them seven days to inform us. If they fail, the league will go ahead with 13 teams,” IFA secretary Joydeep Mukherjee said on Monday after a meeting with the 13 participating teams.
However, SC East Bengal have been placed in Group I, hoping the impasse over signing of the final agreement would be sorted out soon.
SC East Bengal was not present citing “personal inconvenience”.
“Initially, we had decided do away with relegation this season but if competitions happen in all divisions, then there will be a relegation and the team which pulls out will be at the lower division next season,” Mukherjee added.