RKFC coach Robertson and his family could start Scotland on May 6

KOLKATA: If things go according to plan, Royal cashmere coach David Robertson and five other UK citizens, including his wife Kym, son and club advocate Mason, could begin their long-awaited return trip to Scotland on May 6, the I-League team co-owner Sandeep Chattoo .

The embassy contacted the state administration today and the same thing was communicated to David. Now, if all goes well, the six UK citizens with us should start their journey from here to Amritsar on Wednesday, Chattoo said on Saturday. .

Previously, the British High Commission was prepared to request permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA) to guarantee its transit to Amritsar.

The British government has decided to organize special charter flights for the air transport of its stranded citizens in India. But that has not helped Robertson, Kym, his son Mason, along with English midfielder Kallum Higginbotham and support staff members James Lindsay and Jonathan Craig, to the extent that they have all been trapped in Srinagar due to the national closure since A long time ago. .

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The I-League was called off despite matches remaining due to the COVID-19 pandemic with Mohun Bagan , who had claimed the title with four rounds to spare, declared themselves champions.

Robertson has been eager to return home to his mother Muriel in Aberdeen, who is undergoing chemotherapy.

It should take them 8-10 hours to get to Jammu from Srinagar by road in good weather. From Jammu another four hours or so to Amritsar, said Chattoo, who has been taking care of them and their four African players. while he was at his hotel in Srinagar.

In addition to UK citizens, Captain Loveday Enyinnaya, Aaron Katebe, Bazie Armand and Gnohere Krizo are also trapped. They will have to wait until the closure is over and things get better, I think, at this point, Chattoo said.

Under Robertson, Royal cashmere finished fourth this season with 22 points from 15 matches.