Kolkata: Former East Bengal players Balwant Singh, CK Vineeth, Eugenesen Lyndoh and Anil Chawan, who were part of East Bengal’s recently concluded Indian Super League, have sent notices to the club, asking for their outstanding salaries. These players were deemed to be surplus to the team’s requirements and hence were asked to leave the squad.
If East Bengal do not pay up within 15 days from the day the letter was sent, these players have the right to terminate their contracts and move the arbitration body which is the All India Football Federation, India’s parent body for football, according to a report in The Telegraph.
The Kolkata giants made the ISL cut late last year after Hari Mohan Bangur-owned Shree Cement came on board as an investor.
The Red and Golds had a terrible debut season in the ISL, losing both derbies to ATK Mohun Bagan and left languishing at ninth in the 11-team premier league.