during match 37 of the Indian Super League (ISL) season 3 between Kerala Blasters FC and Chennaiyin FC held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi, India on the 12th November 2016.

Photo by Sandeep Shetty / ISL / SPORTZPICS

Vineeth to Get Govt Job; Financial Aid for Athlete Chithra

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala-born footballer C.K. Vineeth will be given job in the government service as Secretariat Assistant. The Cabinet meeting held here today has taken a decision in this regard. Earlier, Vineeth was terminated from Accountants General Office here citing short of attendance.

The Indian player plays for Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League (ISL) in the current season also.

Meanwhile, the meeting also decided to provide financial assistance to athlete P.U. Chithra for her practice. She will be given Rs 25,000 each month as practice allowance. In this allowance, Rs 10,000 will be given as monthly allowance and Rs 500 per day will be given as food allowance.

The Cabinet took the decision following Chithra’s demand that she required a job. Chithra, who won gold medal in the Asian Athletic Championship held in Bhubaneswar recently, was not included in the team for the World Athletic Championship being held in London. Her omission from the Indian team drew flak from various quarters.

Vineeth had worked as an auditor in sports quota at the AG’s office. However, he was not able to reach office due to his busy assignments with his ISL team and national team. Later, he was sacked from the office for low attendance. Though the State government intervened in the issue, he was not reinstated.