The eight footballers who were barred from taking part from any domestic football activities following writ petition are likely to be available for their respective clubs in the upcoming Federation Cup as the Bangladesh Football Federation on Thursday received a copy of the full verdict of the High Court clearing the players.
The copy came seven weeks after the high court, on April 13, had disposed the writ petition filed by Sheikh Jamal DC and directed the players' status committee of BFF to resolve the issue as per status regulation of FIFA under the article 5 and 53 of status of BFF, which was asked to take decision within two weeks of receiving the full judgement.
“The Players Status Committee is supposed to sit tomorrow [Monday] to see the full judgement of the court and take necessary steps on the eight players,” BFF's general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag said, adding that the committee must come to a final decision by June 8, two days before the start of the Federation Cup.
During the players' transfer window, Mamunul Islam, Raihan Hasan, Yeasin Ahmed Munna, Nasir Chowdhury and Sohel Rana singed for Chittagong Abahani while Jamal Bhuiyan and Alamgir Kabir Rana signed for Sheikh Russel KC and Shahidul Alam Sohel was roped in by Dhaka Abahani.
Sheikh Jamal, however, claimed that all of those eight players took money from the club before joining other clubs.