sports- #East Bengal face uncertain future as AIFF awaits clarity on ownershipnewstolive - July 1, 2020 49 0 COMMENTS
Kolkata: City soccer giants East Bengal could also be left with no competitors to participate in after center of July in the event that they fail to tell concerning the membership’s standing and alter of ownership construction to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and subsequently clear AFC’s membership licensing standards after having separated from Quess Corp.
has reliably learnt that AIFF will ship the membership licensing settlement as per norm to all golf equipment by the primary week of July, for them to signal and return it again by the center of subsequent month. This process is a should for all Indian Super League (ISL) and I-League golf equipment as they need to adjust to membership licensing standards to participate in AIFF competitions.
East Bengal acrimoniously terminated their tie-up with Quess Corp, who had a 70 per cent stake within the membership. They had a three-year deal however the Bengaluru-based buyers exited on May 31.
But the identical has not been knowledgeable to AIFF regardless of the game’s governing physique within the nation asking them to tell the membership’s standing and alter of ownership construction greater than a month in the past.
To purchase the AFC Club licensing for the 2020-21 season, East Bengal has to submit a legitimate declaration to the AIFF, outlining the ownership.
“We are working on it. We are in touch with AIFF and hopefully the matter will be resolved in time,” senior East Bengal official Debabrata Sarkar advised when quizzed concerning the standing.
The membership licensing settlement might be despatched to ‘Quess East Bengal’ as per official communication for the reason that AIFF has not been knowledgeable of any change of ownership, a supply near the event stated.
It remains to be unclear whether or not Quess East Bengal FC could be diluted and the footballing rights be transferred again to East Bengal or the corporate will maintain on to their shares within the hope of recovering losses.
Despite a number of makes an attempt, Quess Corp officers couldn’t be contacted.
East Bengal has had a bitter relationship with Quess for the reason that firm got here on board.
East Bengal completed runners-up within the 2018-19 I-League, however their efficiency dipped within the 2019-2020 season, ending second greatest to arch-rivals Mohun Bagan.