Bengaluru FC’s AFC Cup play-off match towards Eagles FC on Might 11 is doubtful after the host nation’s sports activities minister requested the Indian Tremendous League facet to go away the nation alleging breach of COVID-19 protocols.
The precise nature of the alleged breach by BFC, captained by India skipper Sunil Chhetri, will not be clear however sports activities minister Ahmed Mahloof termed it as “unacceptable behaviour”.
The membership ought to go away instantly as we will’t entertain this act.
We honoured the dedication we gave just a few months again even with the surge in circumstances & strain from the general public. https://t.co/RXxma0hyjm
— Ahmed Mahloof (@AhmedMahloof) May 8, 2021
Mahloof’s tweet additionally meant that every one the Group D matches could also be in jeopardy. ATK Mohun Bagan are to play the winner of BFC and Eagles on Might 14 of their opening match. BFC had reached Maldives on Friday.
Maldives is internet hosting the play-off match and all of the Group D matches because the AFC wished single venues in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We honoured the dedication we gave just a few months again even with the surge in circumstances & strain from the general public,” Mahloof mentioned in one other tweet.
BFC apologises for breach
The CEO of Bengaluru FC Parth Jindal despatched out a tweet, apologising for the behaviour of the gamers and added that the strictest of actions can be taken towards them.
On behalf of @bengalurufc I’m extraordinarily sorry for the inexcusable conduct of three of our overseas gamers/workers whereas in Male – the strictest motion can be taken towards these gamers/workers. We have now let @AFCCup down and might solely say that this may by no means occur once more
— Parth Jindal (@ParthJindal11) May 9, 2021