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AIFF may review Bagan’s decision

he All India Football Federation (AIFF) is willing to re-look into its rule book after Mohun Bagan appealed against the two-year ban slapped on it by the game’s supreme body.

The AIFF executive committee will meet on Tuesday to consider Mohun Bagan’s appeal. What may go in favour of Mohun Bagan is that the executive committee also remains divided over the ban.

On the eve of the meeting, AIFF secretary general Kushal Das said ‘Football is governed by a set of rules. Some time rules can be harsh. The executive committee has been given the powers to look into the decision.’

Mohun Bagan were disqualified from this season and also have been banned from the next two editions of the I-League as well. They have to play in second division to qualify for the top division.

Asked if the AIFF was considering to ammend its rule book if they were found too harsh, Das said: ‘Obviously we will look into them. This is the first time that such an incident has happened. Now we have a case where a club cannot play top-flight football for four years and also we want more corporate teams in the I-League.’
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