New Delhi: Over the ruckus in the finale of the Indian Super League (ISL) between FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC, the ISL regulatory commission has dealt a heavy-hand to FC Goa by slapping a massive Rs 11 crore-fine for bringing disrepute to the league.
The finale of ISL-2, which took place in December last year, was mired in controversy after the owners of FC Goa – Shrinivas Dempo and Dattaray Salgaocar – alleged that the final was fixed followed by FC Goa’s key player Elano Blumer’s involvement in a scuffle with the officials. The regulatory commission of the ISL, on top of the Rs 11 crores levied on the team, has also handed a three-year ban for Dattaray Salgaocar and a two-year ban for Shrinivas Dempo from the league.
FC Goa face allegations of violating ISL regulations i.e. boycotting match and league ceremony, public criticism and threatening match officials, alleging that the match was fixed, and non-adherence of league rules.
“In the final order pronounced today, FC Goa were found in breach of ISL regulations/code of conduct bringing disrepute to ISL, following the unfortunate incident on 20th December 2015 soon after the Hero ISL final at Fatorda Stadium, Goa,” the ISL said in a press release.
Of the Rs 11 crores penalty, Rs 10 crores will go to the Football Sports Development Ltd (FSDL) and the remaining 1 crore will go to the winner of the finale, Chennaiyin FC.