Leeds [United Kingdom]: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) informed East Bengal that the between Real Kashmir FC and East Bengal would go on as planned on February 28th in Srinagar.
The terror attack in Kashmir’s Pulwana region led to East Bengal raising security concerns in the area of Srinagar. East Bengal CEO Sanjit Sen had earlier sent an e-mail to AIFF asking about the security in Srinagar and asking the federation to provide additional security to the side.
“We have received a mail from AIFF where they have stated that the match will be played on February 28 in Srinagar. The East Bengal management and Quess Corp management will discuss this matter in the next few days. As of now, all arrangements have been made to travel to Kashmir.
At present we are focusing only on our next match which is on February 25 against Aizawl FC”, Sanjit Sen(Club CEO of East Bengal) told Goal.com East Bengal’s board member and senior official Debabrata Sarkar suggested that they would request the AIFF to consider the situation from of humanitarian point of view and postpone the game.
“We want football to continue in Kashmir. But we cannot play football at the cost of human lives. Our coach is a foreigner and we have six foreign players in our team who have raised their concerns over playing there”, Sarkar told Goal.com â?oWe have never said we will not play in Kashmir. We will definitely go. What we are suggesting is to reschedule the match. Let things get back to normalcy in Kashmir. We will play the match in Kashmir only, but after a few days”.