Both players were booked for similar challenges on opposition.

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee has fined ATK Mohun Bagan player Prabir Das Rs. 50,000 after being held guilty for ‘violent conduct’ in an Indian Super League (ISL) match against Kerala Blasters FC earlier this month.

The Committee found the automatic one-match ban sufficient and decided not to impose any further ban. Prabir Das will be available for selection in ATK Mohun Bagan’s match against Bengaluru FC later this evening.

When the Incident Occurred

The incident occurred in the stoppage time of the match between Kerala Blasters and ATK Mohun Bagan. Das, who was leading a counter-attack with his side chasing the game was pulled back by Adrian Luna inside his own half and flung his hands in a frustrating manner to escape Luna’s hold. While, the referee had initially blown his whistle to award ATK Mohun Bagan the foul, he deemed Das’ actions as violent and sent him off with a straight red card.

Prabir Das has already served a one-match ban for the red card as he missed ATKMB’s match against Odisha FC. With the AIFF Disciplinary committee not extending his ban, the full-back could return to the fold against Bengaluru FC later today.

Hermanjot Khabra Show Caused

Meanwhile, Kerala Blasters FC player Harmanjot Singh Khabra’s hearing with the Disciplinary Committee has been set for Tuesday, March 1. Khabra was charged with a similar offence in their match against Hyderabad FC, where he was shown a yellow card. The player has apologized for his actions since, in writing to the committee.

The Kerala Blasters right-back was also booked in his side’s defeat to Hyderabad FC for a similar challenge to Rohit Danu, who had fouled him. Khabra was, however, only let off with a yellow and played in his side’s next match against Chennaiyin FC. With Ivan Vukomanovic’s men playing Mumbai City FC next in a virtual quarter-final clash, Kerala Blasters would hope Khabra is not handed a suspension.

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