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AIFF Ethics Committee to issue show cause notice to Bajaj

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Panaji

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Ethics Committee has sent a show cause notice to Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj for his outburst in social media against AIFF. “The Ethics Committee met to discuss the quantum of punishment for Ranjit’s outburst on social media and decided to send him a show cause notice,” a member of the committee told The Navhind Times over the phone.

Ranjit is part of the six I-League clubs who have stood up against the step motherly treatment being meted out to teams in the premier league of the country and has through the social media exposed the weakness showed by AIFF in trying to override the I-League clubs over Indian Super League (ISL) clubs.

The AIFF Executive Committee had during its meeting on Tuesday discussed about the punishment, according to some members present, and sent its suggestions to the Ethics Committee.

The AIFF’s Code of Ethics can apply to any conduct or omission that damages the integrity and reputation of football in India and in particular to illegal, corrupt, fraudulent, immoral and unethical behaviour.

Ranjit had been vocal about AIFF’s attempt to make the ISL, the premier league of the country at the cost of teams in the I-League. Ranjit has been lambasting the apex body and its commercial partner Football Sports Development Ltd (FSDL) through twitter.

“I have not received any show cause notice,” Ranjit told The Navhind Times over the
phone.

This is not the first time that the Minerva Punjab owner has been hauled by the Ethics Committee. Ranjit was once banned from football but the order was subsequently withdrawn when he took the body to court.

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