newsfootball4 days ago

Why different penalties for different clubs for the same offence, questions Gokulam Kerala's VC Praveen

Gokulam Kerala FC president VC Praveen has expressed his disappointment on AIFF’s decision to impose a fine of Rs 10 lakh each on the five I League clubs by asking why AIFF imposed different penalties for the same offence. Minerva Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj had also slammed AIFF’s decision yesterday.
Chiranjibi Pati
newsfootball4 days ago

Asking for meeting with AIFF President has cost us 10 lakhs, asserts Ranjit Bajaj

After the AIFF’s disciplinary committee imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on five I-League clubs, Minerva Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj has lashed out at the federation by saying that asking for a meeting with the president has cost them Rs 10 lakh. Bajaj also termed the order by the AIFF “immature”.
Chiranjibi Pati
newsfootball18 days ago

Minerva Punjab stuck in Odisha storm as venue search gets further delayed

Cyclone “Fani” has hit Odisha rather untimely as far as I-League outfit Minerva Punjab are concerned with all the club’s staff stuck in Bhubaneswar following their AFC Cup clash against Manang Marshyangdi. Minerva Punjab have 47 more days to find their home venue before their next AFC home clash.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa month ago

I-League staring at eternal damnation as AIFF looks to “progress” Indian football

While no concrete decisions, concerning the future of the I-League next year, have been taken by AIFF yet, things have escalated enormously over the last one month. What started as the AIFF’s denial to broadcast half of the league matches has turned into I-League clubs fighting their very existence.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootballa month ago

Minerva Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj taken to AIFF Ethics Committee

The owner of Minerva Punjab Football Club, Ranjit Bajaj was unanimously referred to the AIFF Ethics Committee, by the members of the I-League Committee. This development, confirmed by a member privy to the discussion, comes due to Bajaj’s frequent bashing of the federation on his Twitter handle.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa month ago

AFC Cup | Minerva FC granted permission to use Kalinga Stadium

After a long and controversial tussle with AIFF authorities, Minerva FC Punjab have been given the ‘go-ahead’ to utilise the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar to host only their first AFC Cup opening game next month. The 2017 I-League champions will go up against Manang Marshyangdi on May 1.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa month ago

Minerva Punjab alongside three U-13 North Eastern teams caught for age fraud

Three North-Eastern clubs Aizawl FC, Shillong Lajong, and Neroca FC saw their Under-13 players failing the bone determination test on Monday as India got yet another blow. Apart from them, Minerva Punjab also saw its Under-13 side fail the test as Ranjit Bajaj accused AIFF of being vindictive.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa month ago

Ranjit Bajaj : 350 people including players and staff to lose livelihood if Minerva Punjab closes

Ranjit Bajaj has stated that around 350 people, which include academy players, training personnel and ground staffs, would lose their jobs if Minerva Punjab shuts shop. He also said that both Chennai City FC and Real Kashmir were left with no choice but to participate in the AIFF Super Cup.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball3 months ago

I-League | Minerva Punjab FC await petition hearing at Delhi High Court

Minerva Punjab FC will wait till Friday for the hearing of their petition filed against AIFF at the Delhi High Court. Ranjit Bajaj-owned Minerva filed a petition against AIFF’s refusal to either move the match against Real Kashmir FC in Srinagar to some other venue or postpone it on Monday.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball3 months ago

Minerva Punjab FC want AIFF to shift their Srinagar match against Real Kashmir FC

In the aftermath of the Pulwama attack, Minerva Punjab FC CEO Ranjit Bajaj has written to AIFF asking them to shift the venue of their next match which is scheduled to be played in Srinagar. Bajaj is ready to forfeit the three points but is unwilling to travel to the terror-struck state.
SportsCafe Desk