Sacked for alleged “sexual misconduct” in the course of the India U-17 girls soccer group’s tour of Europe, former assistant coach Alex Ambrose has denied any wrongdoing and despatched a authorized discover to the All India Football Federation for “tarnishing his reputation by levelling frivolous charges”. Ambrose was sacked just a few days in the past as assistant coach of the India U-17 girls’s soccer group over of “sexual misconduct”. The discover, issued by Mumbai-based advocate Madhukar P Dalvi on behalf of Ambrose, claimed that he “has been a victim of malafides and ulterior motives and objects at the instance of and behist of the All India Football Federation”.
“My client was forced to admit to what he has never done by putting him under fear, duress and coercion. My client was not allowed to offer any explanation nor was my client intimated or informed about the charges/allegations/accusations leveled against by him .
“My consumer has been sacked and terminated from his duties in an unlawful, illegal and unjust method with out following the due means of legislation,” the notice said.
On Sunday, SY Quraishi, a member of the Committee of Administrators (CoA) who is running the sport in the country, had informed about the sacking of Ambrose through Twitter.
“Alex Ambrose, Asstt Head Coach of Under 17 Women’s group has been sacked for sexual misconduct. Further motion beneath course of,” Quraishi had tweeted.
Ambrose said he was not given time to refute the thought and the action taken against him is a violation of the rules of natural justice.
“My consumer is shocked and shocked to see the reckless motion taken by the All India Football Federation is a complete violation and breach of justice, fairness, honest play and guidelines of pure justice.
“The actions taken by All India Football Federation is arbitrary and unconstitutional and is in total disregard to the Rule of Law and legal principles,” Ambrose’s advocate claimed within the discover.
It mentioned the AIFF knowledgeable him by way of e-mail to attend a disciplinary listening to however didn’t settle for his request to provide a distinct date for the listening to as he had prior engagements.
“My client’s image and reputation have been brutally tarnished and destroyed by the All India Football Federation by posting and publishing frivolous news/accusations against my client without making any enquiries, issuing any show-cause notice, giving him any opportunity to give his say and express his stand.
“My consumer has not even been intimated in regards to the prices leveled towards him.
“And without any of the above, a verdict seems to have been passed against him, punishing and penalizing him for things that he has not done at all. The above-said act of the AIFF amounts to grave violation of the basic canons of natural justice,” the discover mentioned.
Ambrose’s counsel alleged that the AIFF “has been publishing false, frivolous and scandalous reports against my client and threatening and intimidating my client about serious actions including police action”.
The discover referred to as on the AIFF to “forthwith withdraw the illegal termination letter and restore the services of my client”.
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