Players Status Committee seeks clarifications on Bhutia issue

The AIFF Players Status Committee has sought "some clarifications" from the national federation on Bhutia issue.

updated: July 10, 2009 15:53 IST
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New Delhi:

The AIFF Players Status Committee, that has been entrusted the job of deciding the validity of the suspension of Bhaichung Bhutia by Mohun Bagan, has sought "some clarifications" from the national federation.

Committee chairman KP Sunny said the matter would be taken up after he gets a reply on the clarifications he sought from the AIFF General Secretary Alberto Colaco.

"No date for any meeting (of the Committee) is yet to be fixed. We have been informed of the case by the AIFF but I have sought some clarifications," Sunny said that from Kerala, refusing to divulge the clarifications he had sought.

Asked if his Committee would demand or take into consideration any opinion by the Indian Football Association on the issue, Sunny, who is also the Kerala Football Association Secretary, said, "At this stage I can't say anything. Once we get the clarifications we will proceed further on the matter."

The Players Status Committee is made up of five members.

Besides Sunny, the other members are Antonio Botelho, Debashish Banerjee, Kehar Singh and SA Rehman.

Bhutia was banned by Mohun Bagan for six months for his alleged indiscretion. The India captain had approached the IFA to resolve the issue and on Thursday the governing body had put the ball in the AIFF's court.