I-League 2017: Minerva Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj handed eight-match ban by the AIFF Disciplinary Committee

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The match commisioner's report of Minerva's game against Mohun Bagan led to the decision...

Minerva Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj has been given an eight-match stadium ban by the Disciplinary Committee of the All India Football Federation (AIFF). The ban also comes with a monetary fine of Rs. 7 Lacs.

Bajaj, who is a regular feature on the Minerva bench, would be unable to take a seat in the stands as well due to the nature of the ban.

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The ban does not just apply for I-League games, but for all AIFF games, which include the U-18 I-League as well, where Bajaj's Minerva Punjab's youth side plays.

The I-League CEO, Sunando Dhar, told Goal that this ban is a result of too many crosses against his name in the match commissioner's report throughout the league.

"The match commissioner report had marked him out in three different games for offensive behaviour. There has also been a breach of the code of conduct. The disciplinary committee have made their decision, and that is that," he laid down.

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