Minerva request AIFF to shift Srinagar game in I-LeagueFebruary 16, 2019
The All India Football Federation received a request from Minerva Punjab FC to shift their I-League match from Srinagar they are even ready to forfeit the game if it is not rescheduled as in the wake of the Pulwama attack. On Thursday, at least 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers were killed in a militant attack.
Defending champions Minerva Punjab FC are scheduled to play Real Kashmir FC on February 18 at the TRC Turf Ground in the Jammu and Kashmir capital. “We have written to the AIFF requesting them to shift the game from Srinagar. My team jersey has the line written ‘We Salute Indian Army’. A game of football is nothing compared to what has happened last evening,” Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj told PTI. When contacted, I-League CEO Sunando Dhar said they will consider the feedback from the local authorities in Srinagar.