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Gurpreet Singh Sandhu suspended for 2 matches; fined INR 3 lakh

Bengaluru FC and India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Photo courtesy: Bengaluru FC)

Bengaluru FC goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has been handed a two-match suspension and fine of INR 3 Lakhs with immediate effect for the Hero Indian Super League 2017-18 season.

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee announced the decision on the breach of AIFF Disciplinary Code Article 49 (misconduct against opponents or person other than match officials), based on the Referee’s report of violent conduct by Gurpreet Singh Sandhu in Hero ISL Match No. 12 played between FC Goa and Bengaluru FC on 30 November 2017 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa.

“Mr. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Player (Jersey No. 1) of Bengaluru FC is fined Rs 3,00,000 (three Lac INR) and is suspended for 2 (two) matches of Bengaluru FC, from the date of this decision. The amount should be deposited to All India Football Federation within 10 days from the date of communication of this decision and until such payment, the Match suspension to continue, over and above 2 Match suspension,” quotes AIFF Disciplinary Committee report.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu will sit out for Bengaluru FC’s two upcoming away games, against NorthEast United FC (Friday, 8 December at Guwahati) and FC Pune City (Thursday, 14 December at Pune).

(Indian Super League)