Advantage Real Kashmir as Delhi HC rejects Minerva Punjab Plea, ball in AIFF court now

KSW Monitoring Desk

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It is advantage Real Kashmir football club as Delhi High Court on Friday, February 22 rejected the plea of Minerva Punjab FC challenging the decision of All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) league committee not to postpone the I-League match against Real Kashmir FC in the wake of the Pulwama attack.

As per report carried by Hindustan Times, the plea was disposed of after Minerva Punjab’s counsel informed the court that the matter has now been taken up by the AIFF’s league committee and that the league committee would take up the matter on February 25.

Minerva’s counsels Abhimanyu Tewari and Amitabh Tewari had filed a plea, requesting the AIFF league committee to postpone their match with Kashmir which was scheduled to take place at the TRC Ground in Srinagar on February 18.

 “The rejection is completely against all principles of equity and is violative of the I-League regulations 2018-19 and the FIFA safety guidelines,” the plea said.

“The decision of the AIFF not to postpone the match is inequitable and has been taken without taking the situation into account and without accounting for the safety of the players and the spectators,” the plea added.

With decision set to be taken by AIFF now, it is advantage Real Kashmir as AIFF had given go ahead for the game while Minerva Punjab opted out. Real Kashmir FC that is title hunt its maiden season in league would be hoping to get maximum points from the cancelled match when the AIFF committee meets on February 25.