MSC demand Beanibazar's ejection
Mohammedan Sporting Club have demanded to scrap Beanibazar SC from the ongoing Bangladesh League as the Sylhet outfit failed to provide security to the visiting Mohammedan team during their Bangladesh League encounter on Tuesday at the Sylhet Stadium.
The Motijheel-based outfit also threatened a boycott of the professional football league if the authority concerned could not take measures in the next 48 hours.
The appeals were placed at a press conference yesterday at the club premises following Tuesday's incident in Sylhet where seven players were allegedly injured after the spectators attacked on them at the end of their drawn match against hosts Beanibazar.
"In a bid to keep Mohammedan away from the title race, the Mohammedan players were attacked in a pre-planned way though our officials repeatedly conveyed their concern over the security before the match and we are demanding to scrap Beanibazar from the Bangladesh League in line with facilities and event control under the bylaws," said Mohammedan's football committee chairman MA Salam adding that they would consider boycotting the league if the games governing body does not take the initiative in the next 48 hours.
Salam also claimed that the high officials of DSA and the club and spectators attacked the Mohammedan players as they went for a protest against the referee's decision on Beanibazar's offside goal in stoppage time that helped the hosts get a 1-1 draw at the Sylhet Stadium.
Mohammedan football team manager Amirul Islam Babu said that they from the beginning had opposed to play amid insufficient security, absence of doctors and ambulance and on uneven ground, but the match referee ignored their demands to start the game on time.
Mohammedan's 16 national players also placed a memorandum to the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) president demanding a punitive punishment to those who attacked them.
It was seen that goalkeeper MN Shakil, Zahid Hossain, Zahid Hasan Emily, Wali Faisal, Abdul Baten Komol, Mamunul Islam and Nasir Hossain were carrying bandages on their different parts of their body at the press conference.
The league committee will discuss the issue today.