No practice for Mohun Bagan

Calcutta: Mohun Bagan, on Monday, will send a letter to the All India Football Federation's executive committee, asking for a review of the ban. The I-League core committee, on Saturday, slapped a ban on the club till 2014-15.

According to the club secretary Anjan Mitra, Bagan will try to convince the AIFF to revoke the suspension. "We'll appeal to the federation for a review. All of us are aware of the situation that day at the Salt Lake Stadium. So we believe we shouldn't just sit back and accept everything that has been meted out to us," Mitra said on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the training session on Monday has been cancelled and players, too, have been asked not to panic. "Officials have asked us not to panic. Everything will be sorted out," a senior Bagan player said.

A Bagan source informed that the sponsors are not too worried. "They are pretty much assured that better senses will prevail soon," the source said.

Bagan midfielder Syed Rahim Nabi issued an emotional media release, where he held his injury responsible for turn of events on December 9 and thereby, the sufferings of the club. "Had I died then perhaps Mohun Bagan might not have had to face such a harsh penalty," Nabi was quoted as saying by the release.

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