Indian club Mohun Bagan's 2-year ban revoked

Indian club Mohun Bagan's 2-year ban revoked

Published Jan. 15, 2013 7:09 a.m. ET

The All India Football Federation has revoked a two-year ban slapped on top club Mohun Bagan last month for refusing to take the field after an injury to one of its players in the I-League.

The AIFF announced on Tuesday that the club would be allowed to participate if it paid a hefty fine of 20 million rupees ($360,000) but would lose all points earned this season.

Bagan was trailing 1-0 against traditional rival East Bengal on Dec. 9 when star player Syed Rahim Nabi was hit on the jaw with a stone hurled from the stands. The match resumed after a 13-minute interruption but the club refused to take the field in the second half.

Bagan is India's oldest club, established in 1889.