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I-League: RKFC’s home game against East Bengal postponed

Srinagar, Feb 8: The thick snow cover at the TRC Ground in Srinagar on Friday forced the postponement of Sunday’s crucial I-League match between title contenders Real Kashmir FC and East Bengal.

Real Kashmir and East Bengal were to clash in the match, where a lot is at stake for both the sides to remain in contention for the I-League title.

 

However the ground condition has led to the postponement of the match.

The Match commissioner examined the ground condition at TRC stadium on Friday, which is covered with a heavy blanket of snow.

As per the official sources, an official request was made to the AIFF by the match commissioner to postpone the match.“The meeting was scheduled here in Srinagar today at 12 pm. The commissioner inspected the ground, after which he sent an official letter to the AIFF for the postponement of the match,” sources said.

RKFC official said the team has not conducted its practice sessions at the TRC ground since last two days   “Only two days were left for the match, which was not possible due to the snow. It will take atleast four to five days for the clearance of the snow on the pitch,” he said.

Real Kashmir’s previous match against Gokulam Kerala on Tuesday was also played amid snowing and rain. The players had a really difficult time to play under the heavy ground conditions, besides coping near freezing temperature.