SFA reschedules B Div S-League following suspension of Referee Board

Gangtok, 03 Jul:

The ongoing Sikkim Football Association ‘B’ Division S-League has been rescheduled due to suspension of the present SFA referee board and unavailability of a qualified referee, SFA chief coordinator, Phurba Sherpa has said in a letter addressed to the managers of the participating clubs.

Citing other reasons, Mr Sherpa has informed that non-availability of Paljor Stadium from 04 to 13 Jul was also one of the reasons prompting the postponement of the remaining matches.

It may be mentioned that on 30 June SFA had suspended the Referee Board for a period of one year for resorting to "unlawful activities". The Board, however, refuted the allegations and said that no official communication regarding the suspension had been received by them.

Meanwhile, it is learnt that SFA is planning to bring in 04 referees from outside the State to conduct the remaining matches.

According to the new fixture of the remaining matches, Renzong FC will now take on Sikkim Police on 14 Jul. Similarly, Kumar Sporting Club is scheduled to take on Dzongri FC on 15 Jul.

Howlers FC will face Renzong FC on 16 Jul while Sikkim Police in its next match will face Dzongri FC on 17 Jul.

Howlers FC and Kumar Sporting Club will face each other on 18 Jul.