Mohun Bagan a step closer to fasten ISL fold 


Mohun Bagan will collect a Indian Super League (ISL) ‘Invitation To Bid’ (ITB) request on Wednesday and are approaching to row it by a stipulated May 25 deadline, bar secretary Anjan Mitra said. The preference was taken after Bagan’s executive physique assembly here on Tuesday. “We will collect a request and will row a bid to turn a new ISL franchise. But this is with a rider. In any case, we are not going to compensate a authorization price (Rs 15 crore) and we have to be formed out of Kolkata. We have already sensitive this to a All Indian Football Federation (AIFF) during a assembly with a secretary,” Mitra told The Indian Express.

“We are not corporate entities and should be treated differently, deliberation a outrageous bequest and grant to Indian football,” he added. The other Kolkata giant, East Bengal, too are approaching to follow suit, carrying already collected a ITB. Earlier in a day, member from a dual clubs met West Bengal arch apportion Mamata Banerjee during a state secretariat, Nabanna, and had an hour-long row about a issue. Indian Football Association (IFA) boss Utpal Ganguli was also present.

“The arch apportion has extended full support to a Kolkata clubs and asked them not to concede their dignity. We will not compensate a authorization fee, that is unpleasant to Bengal football. The Kolkata clubs have already submitted their proposals to a AIFF and a arch apportion has asked us to wait for a Federation’s response,” Ganguli pronounced after a meeting.

Apart from a authorization fee, carrying Kolkata as their home venue is another bone of row for both Bagan and East Bengal as a city already has two-time ISL champions Atletico de Kolkata as a home team. As per a ISL’s five-year venue exclusivity clause, usually one group is authorised from a city. Atletico Kolkata’s agree competence be required to incorporate Bagan and East Bengal as teams formed out of a same city.

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