Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called a meeting between East Bengal officials and Shree Cement on Wednesday after criticising the cement giants for their decision not to continue with the Kolkata club ahead of this season’s Indian Super League.
Banerjee while speaking to the press on Monday, said, “I am no one to take any decision on behalf of East Bengal. The authorities who were there earlier have sent me a letter to inform me that they will not be able to continue with the club at this very last moment. This is bad attitude. They kept the club waiting for so many months and now at the last moment they are saying they cannot do anything. We are all unhappy with this situation.”
“Last time when they (Shree Cement managing director Hari Mohan Bangur) met me, they said everything would be sorted out before August 16 (the day the Bengal government observed Khela Hobe Divas). So suddenly what happened that things changed? What is the mystery behind it?” she added.
Banerjee would meet both Shree Cement and East Bengal officials in Nabanna on Wednesday in an attempt to chalk out a potential agreement.
In another development, East Bengal’s Calcutta Football League match against Bhowanipore has been postponed to August 31.