Spate of resignations puts Mohun Bagan in trouble

The main objective of this mass resignation was to force the club’s general secretary, Anjan Mitra, to act in resolving an imbroglio that has risen out of a situation, where the players are not receiving their payments for the last three months.

Faced with the mass resignations, Anjan Mitra has summoned a meeting of the executive committee on Friday, where the club is expected to decide on the next course of action. (File Photo)   -  Sushanta Patronobish

Mohun Bagan Club was hurled into turmoil as 15 members of its executive committee resigned, citing lack of commitment and transparency in functioning of the club. The main objective of this mass resignation was to force the club’s general secretary, Anjan Mitra, to act in resolving an imbroglio that has risen out of a situation, where the players are not receiving their payments for the last three months, while the club is unable to decide on the squad for the upcoming season.

Two of the club’s key functionaries, after the secretary, assistant secretary Srinjoy Bose and finance secretary Debasish Dutta, had resigned midway in March, citing differences with Mitra. With 15 more members, led by the football secretary and the former international Satyajit Chatterjee, deciding to put in their papers, Mitra’s team has been reduced to a minority. Faced with the mass resignations, Mitra has summoned a meeting of the executive committee on Friday, where the club is expected to decide on the next course of action. The members who resigned from their posts have claimed the support of the president Swapan Sadhan Bose, who has been funding the club’s activities, ever since its sponsor, McDowell & Co., pulled out a few years ago.

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