East Bengal is going to start its ISL journey from this season. Since their joining in ISL, there are multiple rumours for their head coach, signings and all things.
But yesterday, according to some reports, all come down to a straightforward question. ‘Will East Bengal play as their name, or they need to add SC (Shree Cement) before their name?’ The final decision will be taken soon after the board meeting today.
East Bengal has tied up with ‘Shree Cement’ as their sponsor this season. Shree Cement has a 76% share of the club. East Bengal board will be of 10 members. Out of those, eight will be from Shree Cement, and the other two will be from East Bengal Club. After all these, they have submitted the bid papers and other documents to FSDL to play in ISL. Then it was also told that East Bengal would play only with their name.
But now some reports suggest some other things. Though the owner and managing director of Shree Cement, Hari Mohan Bangur, said, “East Bengal will play with their name only. We are not here for business. We are here to be part of the legacy. East Bengal has its legacy, and we respect that.”
Earlier, East Bengal’s arch rival Mohun Bagan has merged with three times ISL champions ATK and will play as ATK Mohun Bagan FC from this season. East Bengal fans also started to troll their rival fans for this reason. Now, the joy of the Red & Gold fans might be short-lived if East Bengal finally decides to play as ‘SC East Bengal.’
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