West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has as soon as once more come ahead and guaranteed East Bengal followers that the membership will play within the Indian Super League, regardless of its administration’s ugly conflict with Shree Cement Limited (SCL).
Banerjee, who performed a key function in SCL’s tie-up with East Bengal of their last-minute bid to play within the ISL final season, took a dig on the membership administration for not signing the ultimate settlement.
“Ektu chere kheloon, ektu chere khele ota ho jabe (Give some space. Then it will be fine,” Mamata mentioned throughout an occasion on the Netaji Indoor Stadium right here.
The membership’s participation in India’s top-tier league for the upcoming season was jeopardized as the manager members of the East Bengal membership refused to signal a closing settlement with Mr. Cement, claiming discrepancy within the preliminary time period sheet.
The preliminary doc was signed by either side within the presence of Banerjee in September 2020, paving the way in which for East Bengal’s dramatic entry into the ISL.
“Last time also I intervened at the last minute as there was no other way after Mohun Bagan signed with ATK. Now as per my knowledge they will also be able to play in ISL. It is about being flexible and giving some space (to SCL),” Banerjee mentioned.
“I want clubs from Bengal to compete in the ISL and play an active role in the development of Indian football.”
He mentioned that “small differences” could be resolved and shortly East Bengal followers would have a smile on their faces and the membership would play within the ISL.
“Taking duty for 5 years isn’t any joke. The investor must spend round Rs 50 crore. Last time we satisfied him to return and spend money on the membership.
Banerjee’s assurance got here lower than a month after two teams of supporters from East Bengal clashed within the subject. A bunch had deliberate a protest in opposition to membership officers and sought Banerjee’s intervention to finish the standoff.
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS