Indian Super League franchise FC Pune City have said that they will pay the pending salary of star striker Iain Hume over two instalments in the coming months. The Pune-based franchise have been struggling financially and had previously promised to pay a month's salary of players by June 10.
The Wadhawan Group-owned Indian Super League (ISL) side FC Pune City have been struggling financially throughout the fifth season of the domestic season and were left in a limbo as the side finished seventh last season and as a result, the team management have been struggling to pay the management staff and players their pending salaries too.
A report in Goal.com said that the Pune-based franchise have reportedly reached a settlement with striker Iain Hume over pending payments. Earlier Goal had reported that club chairman Dheeraj Wadhawan had written a letter to all the players and support staff claiming that all their dues will be cleared in due time. The owner had also promised that payments to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the coaching staff will be made first and all the coaches' salaries and a month's wages of players will be cleared by June 10 this year.
"We have told all our players that we will pay them on a schedule which we have shared with them. The situation with Hume is similar. The schedule for him is a little different, it is not the same as for other players. We will pay off all the dues based on that," FC Pune City CEO Gaurav Modwel told Goal.
The report further states that Hume had penned a letter to AIFF officials regarding the unpaid dues which the club owed him. The AIFF then took up the issue and handed it to the Player Status Committee who called a meeting to resolve the same. The parties came to an amicable solution and the club promised to pay the Canadian striker's arrears in two installments - the first one by June 15th and the final one by July 15th.
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