The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee today announced the decision based on the referee's report suggesting violent conduct by Gurpreet Singh Sandhu in the Indian Super League's match number 12 played between FC Goa and Bengaluru FC on 30th November 2017 in Goa.
The Bengaluru FC number one goalkeeper has been handed a two match suspension and has also been slapped with a fine of INR 3 Lakhs with immediate effect for the ISL 2017-18 season.
AIFF's Disciplinary Committee report stated, "Mr. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Player (Jersey No. 1) of Bengaluru FC is fined Rs 3,00,000 (three Lac INR) and is suspended for 2 (two) matches of Bengaluru FC, from the date of this decision. The amount should be deposited to All India Football Federation within 10 days from the date of communication of this decision and until such payment, the Match suspension to continue, over and above 2 Match suspension."
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu will now sit out for Bengaluru FC’s two upcoming away games, against NorthEast United FC on Friday, 8 December at Guwahati and FC Pune City on Thursday, 14 December in Pune.
Deputy goalkeepers Calvin Abhishek and Abhra Mondal will fight it out in order to gain the number one spot for Bengaluru FC in the upcoming matches.