Bengaluru FC-B team to play Lonestar Kashmir in Srinagar

After Minerva Punjab FC and East Bengal expressed reservations over playing in Kashmir citing security issues, Bengaluru FC owner offered to play in Srinagar.

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Bengaluru FC-B is set to travel to Srinagar for its I-League second division encounter against Lonestar Kashmir on Thursday.

Last Monday, I-League side Minerva Punjab FC had refused to play in Srinagar in the wake of the terrorist attack in Pulwama. East Bengal, which is scheduled to take on Real Kashmir the same day BFC-B meets Lonestar has expressed reservations.

Following this, BFC owner Parth Jindal offered to play an exhibition match in Srinagar in a tweet on Tuesday.

A BFC-B club official confirmed on Sunday that the side had already left Bengaluru and will play Hindustan FC in Delhi on Monday before taking on Lonestar.

The Naushad Moosa coached outfit is currently top of Group-A with nine points from three matches.