The huge blow got here on Saturday when East Bengal’s title sponsors Quess Corp knowledgeable the gamers and officers concerning the resolution by an e-mail.
- Last Updated: April 26, 2020, 10:29 PM IST
In an enormous blow to the gamers and officers, I-League aspect East Bengal have terminated all the prevailing contracts, citing ‘Force Majeure’ within the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
Left with no choice, the gamers have now knocked the doorways of the Football Players Association of India who’ve assured full assist and referred the matter to the world physique for gamers (FIFPro).
Confirming this, East Bengal’s high Spanish winger Jaime Santos Colado mentioned all the crew disagrees with the choice.
“This is true, they have terminated our contracts citing COVID-19 pandemic (Force Majeure). The entire team disagrees with that decision, we hope to reach an agreement soon. We are working on that,” the 24-year-old, who has two extra years’ contract left, advised PTI.
Currently, a number of international gamers of East Bengal are caught in India due to the lockdown.
“We are trying to go home, but no club or embassy is helping us at the moment,” a determined Colado added.
Coming in assist of the gamers, FPAI wrote on their Twitter deal with: “No club can prematurely terminate contracts with players because of the pandemic. There has to be a mutual understanding and the player must agree to it.
“We are in contact with all of the gamers and can take up this situation on a precedence foundation with international stakeholders @FIFPro.”
The huge blow got here on Saturday when East Bengal’s title sponsors Quess Corp, who’ve already introduced their dissociation with the membership from June onwards, knowledgeable the gamers and officers concerning the resolution by an e-mail.
Founder of Quess Corp Ajit Isaac and the corporate’s CEO Sanjit Sen weren’t obtainable for remark.
East Bengal, who’re already in a team-building mode, are in talks with potential traders of their bid to observe arch-rivals Mohun Bagan into the Indian Super League from subsequent season.
The red-and-gold outfit had a patchy I-League marketing campaign that noticed them parting methods with coach Alejandaro Menendez after dropping the derby to eventual champions Mohun Bagan.
They have been at second spot (with 23 factors) when the remaining I-League matches have been cancelled due to the coronavirus-forced nation-wide lockdown.