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Emami Group Yet to Sign Contract with East Bengal: Group Director

Emami Group is but to signal the contract with East Bengal to personal a majority stake within the century-old membership, the director of the corporate Aditya Agarwal stated on Sunday.

It has been greater than two weeks since West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee made the announcement of the tie-up at her workplace in Nabanna within the presence of East Bengal senior official Debabarata Sarkar and representatives from the Emami Group.

“Both sides have agreed and the problem of East Bengal playing in the Indian Super League will be solved,” Mamata had introduced.

But, Emami Group’s high official Agarwal stated the negotiations had been “still on”

“The agreement hasn’t been signed yet. The negotiations are still on. Everything will be clear by early next week,” Agarwal advised PTI.

According to stories, Emami desires 80 per cent stake and the authorized departments of each the events are negotiating to finalise the draft earlier than it’s signed.

Without revealing the small print, Agarwal stated: “Yes the discussions are about stake-holding sample and different particulars.

“We are yet to sign the deal and if there are any differences the deal can get cancelled also. I don’t want to be speculative, we are 100 per cent positive. Everything will be clear in a week’s time,” he added.

With the image nonetheless not clear about their ISL participation within the upcoming season, the membership’s team-building train has stopped halfway after a handful of bulletins.

The 24-year-old midfielder Mobashir Rahman, who represented League Shield winners Jamshedpur FC, was the final to have joined the membership.

The red-and-gold outfit had two disastrous ISL seasons whereas enjoying as ‘SC East Bengal’.

In their ISL debut in 2020-21, they completed ninth out of 11 groups, and within the final season, they ended at rock-bottom as their affiliation with Shree Cement Ltd. ended prematurely.

SCL had purchased a majority stake of 76 per cent on September 2, 2020 to assist EB make a final minute ISL entry.

But the affiliation didn’t go off properly as EB’s govt committee refused to signal the ultimate settlement, claiming discrepancies within the preliminary time period, resulting in the buyers’ pull-out after final season.

Before SCL, Quess Corp had purchased a 70 per cent stake in East Bengal in 2018 however the relationship between the 2 entities soured and it lasted for 2 years earlier than the Bengaluru-based left in June 2020.

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