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A rebel who found his cause

UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 08:51 AM IST
The life of Ranjit Bajaj, owner of Punjab FC, who ignited a mini-revolution in Indian football during his journey from ‘Gangster Bajaj’ to ‘Reformed Ranjit’
Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj.(Hindustan Times)
Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj.(Hindustan Times)

Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj reprimanded by AIFF for ‘unparliamentary’ language on social media

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 03:40 PM IST
Bajaj was served the showcause notice by AIFF’s Ethics Committee on July 10 and asked to reply within 15 days regarding his actions and its effect on the image of Indian football and the federation.
Ranjit Bajaj celebrates Minerva Punjab FC’s win in I-League 2017-18 championship at Panchkula.(Hindustan Times)
Ranjit Bajaj celebrates Minerva Punjab FC’s win in I-League 2017-18 championship at Panchkula.(Hindustan Times)

Minerva Punjab FC owner to appear before AIFF Ethics Committee on Sept 14

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 02:16 PM IST
Bajaj was served the showcause notice by AIFF’s Ethics Committee on July 10 and asked to reply within 15 days regarding his actions and its effect on the image of Indian football and the federation.
File Photo of Minerva Punjab.(HT)
File Photo of Minerva Punjab.(HT)

HC sets aside 3-yr ban on Minerva Punjab

Chandigarh | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 04:19 PM IST
The ban was imposed last year on the defending I-League champions for fielding overage players in the 16th All-India Administrator’s U-17 Challenge Cup final against Chandigarh Football Club (CFA).
FIFA President Gianni Infantino and AIFF President Praful Patel.(PTI)
FIFA President Gianni Infantino and AIFF President Praful Patel.(PTI)

Complex issues but work closely with AIFF for solution: FIFA tells I-League clubs

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2019 09:11 PM IST
Six I-League clubs, led by former I-League champions Minerva Punjab, had questioned the All India Football Federation’s move to award the top league status to the privately-run Indian Super League (ISL).
A file photo of Minerva Punjab during the 2018-19 I-League.(HT Photo)
A file photo of Minerva Punjab during the 2018-19 I-League.(HT Photo)

Minerva Punjab in sale talks, says owner Ranjit Bajaj

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 11:46 PM IST
The fate of this season’s I-League may be unknown but should negotiations be successful, the champions of the 2017-18 edition could fetch between Rs12-18 crore which is close to the annual fee paid by some franchises in the Indian Super League (ISL).
A file photo showing players of Chennaiyin FC and Minerva Punjab F.C in action during the AFC football cup match.(PTI)
A file photo showing players of Chennaiyin FC and Minerva Punjab F.C in action during the AFC football cup match.(PTI)

‘AIFF behaving like silent killer with I-League clubs’

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 05:10 PM IST
The Minerva Punjab owner said that the AIFF’s plan is to finish off the I-League clubs. “I am sorry to say AIFF is behaving like a silent killer. Over the years, 24 clubs have closed down but no one bothered.”
Phlip Emeka Njoku (IN Blue) player of Minerva Punjab FC and Gnohere Krizo (Yellow) in action.(HT Photo)
Phlip Emeka Njoku (IN Blue) player of Minerva Punjab FC and Gnohere Krizo (Yellow) in action.(HT Photo)

Minerva Punjab FC resolute ahead of I-League game against Real Kashmir

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2019 07:29 PM IST
Bajaj said the governing body postponed the East Bengal tie last week due to “few inches” of snow but are now not paying heed to a matter of serious concern
East Bengal celebrates 3-2 victory over Mohun Bagan at the I-League match, at Salt Lake stadium, in Kolkata.(HT Photo)
East Bengal celebrates 3-2 victory over Mohun Bagan at the I-League match, at Salt Lake stadium, in Kolkata.(HT Photo)

If you want to kill I-League, kill it in style: clubs lash out after telecast row

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2018 02:37 PM IST
The decision to telecast only 30 games in the second half of the season means that the number of games of the ongoing I-League to be broadcast live will be 80 out of a total of 110 games.

Minerva Punjab FC to appeal against AIFF’s ban on Ranjit Bajaj

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Ashutosh Sharma
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 10:05 PM IST
Minerva Punjab FC called AIFF’s ban on Ranjit Bajaj ‘shocking and arbitrary’ and said that they will appeal against the suspension.
Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj was found guilty by AIFF after racially abusing a referee during his team’s U-18 match.(Twitter)
Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj was found guilty by AIFF after racially abusing a referee during his team’s U-18 match.(Twitter)

AIFF suspends Minerva Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj for racial abuse

Press Trust of India, Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 08:41 PM IST
Ranjit Bajaj, owner of Minerva Punjab FC, was suspended by the AIFF after being found ‘guilty’ of making racist remarks.
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