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Harmanjot Khabra of Kerala Blasters suspended for two matches for ‘violent behaviour’

During an ISL match between Kerala Blasters and Hyderabad FC, Khabra was held liable for “hitting a rival when not challenging for the ball.”


Kerala Blasters FC midfielder Harmanjot Singh Khabra faced a two-match suspension and a Rs 1.5 lakh fine from the All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) disciplinary committee on Wednesday.

After being accused of ‘violent conduct’ in an Indian Super League game against Hyderabad FC last month, Khabra was found guilty of ‘charging an opponent whilst not challenging for the ball. Following an investigation into the incident’s video footage, the AIFF body display resulted in the player being suspended.
Khabra apologized for “making an error in sporting judgment and acting in a manner which is not in line with the laws of the game and it was never his intention to hurt Tavora.” according to his written answer as reported by Marcus Mergulhao. The committee requested a second hearing and announced their decision on Tuesday. Khabra will miss Kerala Blasters FC’s final two ISL league-stage matches against Mumbai City FC (March 2) and FC Goa (March 6).

If Kerala Blasters FC progresses to the semi-finals, the 33-year-old will be considered for selection.