Official manhandled


KATHMANDU, June 7: Fourth official Sachin Amatya was manhandled during the match between RCT and Sankata. RCT substitute player Binod Shahi punched Amatya and official Ram Shrestha misbehaved with him.

As per his duty, Amatya had gone to the RCT player´s box requesting the officials and players to stay on their seats. But RCT officials and players tried to attack him.

The match was disrupted for about ten minutes following the incident in the 72nd minute. Shahi was red carded and Shrestha was sent off by match referee Sudish Pandey after the incident.

RCT coach Madhu Karki alleged fourth official Amatya of talking by pointing finger, which provoked the players, and the officials in the players´ box.

On the other hand, Sankata manager Chandra Man Tuladhar alleged that RCT made unnecessary disturbance in the match. “The break in the middle of the match broke the rhythm of our team. The boys were playing in a great tune but they could not play in their rhythm after the disturbance,” he said.

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