Detected by Chicken Pox, the East Bengal defender plays an I-League Match


New Delhi: Diagnosed with chickenpox, East Bengal & # 39; s Mehtab Singh, instead of the isolationist, played in an I-League game recently.

Needless to say, participation in this game put his opponent, teammates at the club in Kolkata and on the top, a baby machine at risk of contracting this highly contagious disease.

When contacted, an East Bengal official said the player had been diagnosed with a medical condition only after returning to Kolkata the day after the game.

The match against Punjab FC, held at Ludhiana at the Guru Nanak stadium on December 7, ended with a 1-1 draw in the Mehtab.

Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj on Thursday criticized the player and his team for what he called "stupid and irresponsible" action.

Bajaj told PTI: "This is stupid and irresponsible. He not only threatened my players and team-mates but even our sixteen-year-old followed players into the field before the game. Just imagine," Bajaj told PTI .

That's not a hero, this is stupid.

"Since the plane or train left Kolkata, he has to risk the players getting the epidemic."

One of their key players in defense, Mehtab put the center back in danger and was also involved in celebrating the game after East Bengal scored a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw.

"Yes, he was playing there and then there after the game. Now, most of my kids who play outside have no chicken pox, what would I do if their chickens were now suing me," Bajaj worried.

"I don't even know if my players are getting chicken pox. What would I do if they were sick now? How would my team play? I heard they didn't have a good central defender in his position. But that might not be a reason to play for him.

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