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Updated on: Thursday, August 26, 2021, 01:35 AM IST

Football: East Bengal to participate in ISL after Mamata Banerjee’s intervention

West Bengal CM and AITC supremo Mamata Banerjee | (ANI Photo)

West Bengal CM and AITC supremo Mamata Banerjee | (ANI Photo)

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Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee made peace between the East Bengal club and their investors Shree Cement Limited and now the East Bengal club will play in Indian Super League.

“All well that ends well. East Bengal and Shree cement had some uncertainties till now whether they would be able to play in ISL but now East Bengal’s problem is solved. Shree Cement has accepted my proposal and has extended a deal with East Bengal. Khela Hobe (game is on),” said Mamata stating that she had done the meeting in keeping with crores of fans of East Bengal’s club.

Asking the members of East Bengal and representatives of Shree Cement Limited to shake hands, Mamata said that East Bengal played ISL even last year.

“Where will the crores of East Bengal fans go, I thought, if they aren't able to play? East Bengal has a brand value in world football. Last year even East Bengal played ISL owing to Shree Cement and even this year they would play the League,” claimed Mamata also adding that even fans of Mohun Bagan are happy to see their opponents play.

Thanking Mamata Banerjee, Shree Cement Limited spokesperson said that they even wanted the tournament to be on.

“We have been trying since the past year to make things work. However, since you have requested we will be participating in this year’s ISL,” said Debabrata Sarkar, official of East Bengal.

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Published on: Thursday, August 26, 2021, 01:35 AM IST
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