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ISL 2021-22: SC East Bengal rubbishes controversies of CEO missing AIFF Appeals Committee meeting to reduce Antonio Perosevic’s ban

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ISL 2021-22: SC East Bengal on Wednesday refuted reports that CEO Shivaji Samaddar missed an AIFF Appeals Committee hearing on their star forward Antonio Perosevic and thus allegedly lost a chance to reduce his five-match ban. Follow all the ISL 2021 LIVE Updates only on Insidesport.IN

Perosevic was charged for “violent conduct towards a match official” in SC East Bengal’s 0-2 loss to NorthEast United FC in the Indian Super League on December 17.

“It was earlier indicated to us that Perosevic cannot get a reprieve from his five-match ban and there was a possibility of extension of the ban.

However, the committee decided to uphold the original judgment,” SC East Bengal said in a statement on Wednesday.

The statement claimed that contrary to reports in the media, the management did not push the matter as the ban risked being increased due to the nature of it.

It is learnt that Samaddar was given a short notice to attend the meeting and he did not get any call from the committee.

“He missed the meeting but he got the mail around 5pm and the meeting was scheduled for 7.30 pm. He tried to join as soon as he saw the mail but it was too late, the committee said,” a source in the know of developments told PTI.

Also read: ISL 2021-22: SC East Bengal all set to sign Spanish versatile midfielder Fran Sota

The All India Football Federation disciplinary committee met on Monday after the player appealed against the ban but no one from the management attended the meeting.

ISL 2021-22: SC East Bengal rubbishes controversies of CEO missing AIFF Appeals Committee meeting to reduce Antonio Perosevic’s ban
ISL 2021-22: SC East Bengal rubbishes controversies of CEO missing AIFF Appeals Committee meeting to reduce Antonio Perosevic’s ban

Therefore interim coach Renedy Singh fielded an all Indian starting eleven in their last match against Jamshedpur FC. This was the first time a team fielded an all Indian lineup and credit to the Red and golds on how they came out and almost earned a draw by some valiant defending. But they failed to salvage a point as super sub Ishan Pandita spoiled the party with an 88th-minute header to win it for the Men of Steel.

New coach Mario Rivera will now take charge of the club as they will take on FC Goa in their next clash. Also there have been a few changes in the foreign players, Daniel Chima Chukwu has left and he will be replaced by Brazilian striker Marcelo Riberio. Whereas we can also confirm that Spanish versatile midfielder Fran Sota will join the team replacing Slovenian midfielder Amir Dervisevic. The Red and Golds will hope that the change in ranks will also see a change in fortunes for them in the upcoming matches.

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