The Indian Super League said that its organising committee was in the process of studying the order pronounced by its five member regulatory commission which slapped FC Goa with a whopping Rs 11 crore fine while banning their two co-owners for a few seasons for “bringing disrepute” to the tournament and the game of football.
“The ISL organising committee is in the process of studying the order pronounced by its five member eminent and independent regulatory commission headed by Hon’ble Mr Justice D A Mehta,” the ISL said in a statement.
“We thank the jury for completing the hearing in less than five months, considering the delays caused due to several extensions sought by FC Goa,” it added.
The ISL said it was committed to upholding the spirit of the game.
“ISL stands committed to upholding the true spirit of the beautiful game and the fans’ interest first. ISL will continue to invest in Indian football, until we as a nation realise our true potential in this sport.”
“ISL in less than two years of its existence is being recognised as the ‘Brand of Indian football’ in the global market. This is the result of dedication, foresight, commitment and hard work of all the stakeholders involved in ISL including AIFF, FSDL, its league owners, players and most importantly the fans.” the statement said.
On Thursday, May 5 the five-member ISL regulatory commission headed by Justice (Retd) D A Mehta banned FC Goa co-owners Srinivas Dempo and Dattaraj Salgaocar from taking part in any ISL activities for two and three seasons respectively while the franchise was slapped a total fine of Rs 11 crore for “bringing disrepute” to the league.
The decisions were related to the controversy surrounding the scuffle between Chennaiyin FC’s Brazilian marquee player Elano Blumer and FC Goa officials after the ISL second season final in Margao on December 20, 2015.