As Minerva refused, Bengulru FC ready to play friendly in Kashmir

By: Mohsin Kamal/KSW

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While as Minerva Punjab FC opted out of its scheduled I-League match against hosts Real Kashmir FC on Monday, the first I-League club of Jammu and Kashmir has got big boost as Indian Super League side, Bengulru FC has offered to play friendly against Real Kashmir in Srinagar-Kashmir.

The offer came amid the high tension following the February 14 Pulwama attack on CRPF convoy in which 44 security personals died. While Minerva opted out and East Bengal FC too have raised security concerns with All India Football Federation, Bengluru FC have offered to play friendly against host Real Kashmir in Kashmir.

Offer came from owner of the ISl side, Parth Jindal through his tweet that read, “Dear @realkashmirfc we @bengalurufc are ready to come and play an exhibition match in Srinagar against youll whenever you invite us. We look forward to the opportunity of sharing this beautiful game in your beautiful state which is an integral part of our great country,” Jindal tweeted.

Real Kashmir was quick to respond in welcoming the offer and assuring of electric atmosphere for the match.

“Thank you @ParthJindal11 and @bengalurufc. Let’s do this. We and the people of Kashmir would be more than glad to host you. March? What say? We promise the most electric football atmosphere! Let’s play to heal. Let’s pray together for the departed and share the grief of bereaved,” Real Kashmir FC tweeted.

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