The All India Football Federation on Friday rejected Kerala Blasters FC’s enchantment in direction of the Rs 4 crore fantastic imposed on them for misconduct and abandonment of their ISL playoff match in direction of Bengaluru FC.
The committee moreover rejected KBFC’s head coach Ivan Vukumanovic’s enchantment in direction of the fantastic of Rs 5 lakh and a 10-game ban imposed on him. In every circumstances, the Appeal Committee upheld the earlier picks of the Disciplinary Committee and have been requested to “pay the respective fines within two weeks”.
Their ISL playoff on March 3 sparked controversy as Kerala Blasters walked off the sector claiming that Sunil Chhetri’s profitable strike from an extra time freekick was not “legitimate”.
They claimed that referee Crystal John did not blow the whistle sooner than Chhetri took the kick and the avid gamers weren’t ready.
By benefit of their extra-time lead Bengaluru FC have been declared 1-0 winners and superior into the ISL semifinals.
“The appeal of the appellant team is denied and that Kerala Blasters FC is instructed to pay the fine of Rs 4 crore imposed by the Disciplinary Committee,” the Appeal Committee mentioned in its decision.
On the enchantment made by Ivan Vukumanovic, the Appeal Committee acknowledged: “This Committee holds that the enchantment of the Appellant Coach is denied and that Ivan Vukumanovic is instructed to pay the fantastic of Rs 5 lakh and serve the suspension for 10 matches and the ban from being a part of the workforce dressing room and workforce bench, whatever the workforce he is contracted with.
“Any match for which such suspension and ban have already been served shall count towards compliance with this decision,” it added.
In its preliminary decision on March 31, the Disciplinary Committee had moreover mentioned that the membership and the coach needed to make public apologies, throughout the absence of which the fines might be elevated to Rs 6 crore and Rs 10 lakh, respectively.
In its enchantment, the membership had argued for levity with reference to the fantastic and requested that or not it is lowered to the minimal amount for abandoning the match.