The Indian Super League Regulatory Commission, headed by Justice D A Mehta, has levied some serious penalties on ISL 2015 runners-up FC Goa. FC Goa had boycotted the final presentation ceremony and had alleged that the ISL 2015 final against Chennaiyin FC was fixed.
After Chennaiyin FC won the final, FC Goa had filed a police complaint against Chennaiyin FC skipper Elano Blumer, alleging that he had assaulted their co-owner Dattaraj Salgaocar and this lead to the Brazilian's arrest.
FC Goa were facing some serious allegations of ''boycotting match and league ceremony, public criticism and threatening match officials, alleging that the match were fixed, and non-adherence of League rules."
On Thursday, the ISL Regulatory Commission, after hearing the case of the respective parties, slammed the Goa outfit with the some serious punishment.
ISL revealed the penalties in a media release:
"Mr. Dattaraj Salgaocar shall be banned from associating with any activity pertaining to ISL matches (including entering stadium) for three (3) ISL seasons.
"Mr. Srinivas Dempo shall be banned from associating with any activity pertaining to ISL matches (including entering stadium) for two (2) ISL seasons.
"FC Goa team shall be docked 15 (fifteen) points in the next ISL season.
"A sum of Rs 10 crore (Rupees Ten Crores Only) shall be paid by FC Goa to FSDL towards penalty / fine as well as costs.
"A sum of Rs 1 crore (Rupees One Crore Only) shall be paid by FC Goa to Chennaiyin FC towards costs."
Earlier, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) had fined FC Goa Rs. 50 lakh for not attending the post-match presentation ceremony on Dec. 20, 2015 at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa. FC Goa has approached the Appeals Committee and the decision is yet to come.
However, FC Goa have the option of going to the ISL Appeals Panel comprising of Hon'ble former Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Mr. Kshitij R Vyas.