West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday brokered peace between the warring East Bengal and their investors Shree Cement Limited and announced that the red-and-gold outfit would play in the upcoming Indian Super League, ending months of uncertainty.
“Khela hobe. I’m very happy today,” Banerjee announced at the state secretariat Nabanna. “All is well that ends well. They had some uncertainties till now whether they would be able to play in ISL but now East Bengal’s problem is solved. Shree Cement has accepted my request with East Bengal and have accepted all my proposals.”
Banerjee once again played a key role, about a year after she had roped in the Rajasthan-based investors to acquire a 76 per cent stake that had paved the century-old club’s last minute entry to ISL last season.