AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: AIFF would like to inform all the stakeholders of Hero I-League Qualifiers 2021 (the “League”) that upon receiving several complaints regarding the genuineness of a bank guarantee submitted by Hyderya Sports Kashmir FC, the AIFF initiated an enquiry into the matter.
The inquiry revealed that the bank guarantee so received was not genuine and that the bank guarantee was never officially issued by the bank named there in. The bank guarantee was one of the mandatory requirements to be eligible to participate in the League, which was to be submitted within a specified timeline. The said timeline now stands elapsed and the mandatory requirement has not been fulfilled by the said club. In light of the same Hyderya’s participation in the League stands withdrawn with immediate effect.
Furthermore, the AIFF reserves its rights to initiate disciplinary proceedings against the club.
The AIFF will not be making any further statement on this matter.
This press release was originally published on AIFF’s website.
For more context, read this article by football journalist Abreshmina Quadri
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