East Bengal relents to Ruidas appeal

Abinash Ruidas will represent Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League this season.

Abinash Ruidas’ appeal to his club for release yielded result.   -  Twitter (eastbengalfc)

The controversy surrounding the transfer of the young midfielder Abinash Ruidas came to an end with his previous club East Bengal and the sport’s governing body in Bengal, Indian Football Association (IFA), agreeing to issue the player a ‘no-objection certificate.’

This will allow Ruidas to turn out for Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League this season. The transfer issue became contentious with East Bengal claiming that the player was still contracted with it for another season while Ruidas insisted that the document was forged.

This also brought in the national body All India Football Federation and IFA on the loggerheads as the two units reportedly taking different views on the issue. But the situation was resolved after Ruidas forsook the rebellious stance and appealed to his previous club for a release and East Bengal relented to the player’s plea, allowing him to pursue his ISL dreams.

The formal decision came on Friday after the player met the IFA secretary and the East Bengal representatives to formally secure his release.

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