Bangladesh national team members Sabina Khatun and Krishna Rani Sarker will be unable to play in the Indian Women's Football League as the Indian High Commission in Dhaka yesterday refused to provide them with visas due to a shortage of information.
Sethu FC of Tamil Nadu roped in Sabina and Krishna to play for their side in the seven-team Indian Women's League, which is scheduled to get underway from March 25.
"The Indian Embassy in Dhaka expressed their inability to provide visas to Sabina and Krishna citing that the Indian foreign ministry [Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India] did not mention the name of the football tournament in the documents, so they have to act according to regulations," said Bangladesh Football Federation general secretary Abu Nayeem Shohag yesterday.
"We have informed Sethu FC that the papers they gave the BFF were not good enough to get the Indian visas. If the club provides further documents with proper information, then they will try again for visa," said Shohag, adding that there was a slim chance for Sabina and Krishna to participate in the Indian Women's League which will start on March 25.