League Notes: AIFF Considers Lowering Mohun Bagan Ban
The All India Football Federation "might consider reducing the two-year ban on Mohun Bagan, besides giving the club a breather as far as imposing financial sanctions is concerned, when the federation’s executive committee meets in Delhi on Tuesday." Conceding that the ban was harsh on the club, AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said that laws may be "changed" definitely (PTI, 1/14). ... The Board of Control for Cricket in India's "all-powerful Working Committee will meet on Tuesday in the backdrop of the Indian team's recent poor performance against England and Pakistan leading to calls for captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's head as well as that of chief coach Duncan Fletcher." Informed BCCI sources said "it's a regular meeting," though matters like Fletcher's future as the head coach "could come up for discussion with the permission of President N. Srinivasan" (PTI, 1/14).