ISL regulatory committee has come up with extremely strict measures against team co-owners Dattaraj Salgaonkar and Shrinivas Dempo, banning them for three and two years respectively. This decision was taken after the Goa franchise boycotted the final prize distribution ceremony, alleging ISL and Chennaiyin FC’s involvement in match-fixing.

The regulatory bench headed by Justice DA Mehta handed out the ban to two co-owners, restricting them from any ISL activity which includes entry into the stadium. The team was fined rupees 11 crore and 15 points for the next edition were deducted in advance.

It will be interesting to note that Salgaonkar is married to sister in law of Neeta Ambani, who is chairman of IMG Relaince, the company which organizes ISL. On the other hand, Shrinivas Dempo also acts as vice-president of the All India Football Federation. AIFF, previously, had fined Goa FC 50 lakhs and acquitted Dattaraj of all charges.

The five-member Regulatory Commission of ISL headed by Justice (Retd) D A Mehta met in Mumbai over last three days in continuation of their earlier sittings since February to hear the submissions of the respective parties in the matter of Football Sports Development Limited vs FC Goa; FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC; FC Goa vs Elano Blumer and Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa.

"In its final order pronounced today, FC Goa were found in breach of ISL regulations/code of conduct bringing disrepute to the ISL, following the unfortunate incident on 20th December 2015 soon after the Hero ISL final at Fatorda Stadium, Goa. FC Goa were facing the allegations of violating ISL Regulations namely for boycotting match and league ceremony, public criticism and threatening match officials, alleging that the match were fixed, and non-adherence of League rules," the ISL said in a release.

"Mr. Dattaraj Salgaocar shall be banned from associating with any activity pertaining to ISL matches (including entering stadium) for three (3) ISL seasons. Mr. Srinivas Dempo shall be banned from associating with any activity pertaining to ISL matches (including entering stadium) for two (2) ISL seasons,” it was added in the release.

"A sum of Rs 10 crore (Rupees Ten Crores Only) shall be paid by FC Goa to FSDL towards penalty/fine as well as costs; and a sum of Rs 1 crore (Rupees One Crore Only) shall be paid by FC Goa to Chennaiyin FC towards costs," the release said.
The Regulatory Commission members were unanimous in arriving at the verdict.

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