As the COVID-19 pandemic forced the I-League to call off the remaining matches of this season’s I-League, East Bengal has stated that they are going to protest against the decision of AIFF. They consider that the decision has not been taken over the club’s favour.
There were 28 matches, which has been cancelled on Saturday. Mohun Bagan club has been officially declared as the champion of I-League. The lockdown has been extended to the 3 May Nationwide that is why the decision has been taken.
Debabrata Sarkar, the senior East Bengal club official has stated that, Congratulations to the Mohun Bagan for winning the I-League. But as the FIFA official said that this tournament could be extended, if it is required. Along with that, there will be no extra paying or contract extension. So, everyone was expecting that this tournament would be extended.
He also said that this is a very depriving decision in favour of AIFF. There must be a second chance for this event. Suddenly, East Bengal has been considered out of the favours. The club will wait until three days, and they will proceed for protest.
Mohun Bagan has in top of the table with 39 points from 16 matches, before the tournament has been suspended by following the directives of the Government. In the other hand, East Bengal was to compete over the two runner ups, Minerva Punjab and Real Kashmir.