Wednesday, 21 March 2012

I-League Division 2: Royal Wahingdoh punished, ONGC get points

The organising committee of the I-League Division 2 has punished Royal Wahingdoh FC for fielding a fourth foreigner in their 4-1 victory against Mumbai's ONGC on March 16 in a match in Siliguri. ONGC has now been awarded a 3-0 win and all three points.

This decision comes after ONGC had handed in a formal protest to the match commissioner following the match about the fourth player coming onto the pitch late in injury time, which is against the regulations of the league. The regulations allow clubs to sign 3+1 foreigner (3 from anywhere in the world plus one Asian), but only three of the four foreigners can be on the pitch at the same.

For Royal Wahingdoh FC the mistake could prove costly in the promotion race as it changes the points table. After the verdict ONGC are now second with 10 points from five matches, while Royal Wahingdoh FC drop to fourth with only four points from five matches.

Here the original report: I-League Division 2: Did Royal Wahingdoh FC play 4 Foreigners?

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