I-league club Mohun Bagan and Kolkata big names like Mohammedan Sporting Club, Aryan Club, Bhawanipore Club, Southern Samity and last year’s winners Kalighat MS will take part in the All Airlines Gold Cup, 2012 which is starting from 2nd August. The tournament was started in 1986 and has been mainly hosted by Kolkata although few times it was also held in other parts of West Bengal. Mohun Bagan has won this tournament seven times, while Kalighat MS where the champions in 2011.
There is no prize money for winner or runner-up but every team will get an unspecified amount as match fee from the tournament budget of Rs. 40 lakh.
The participating clubs are :
Mohammedan Sporting Club
Kalighat Milan Sangha
Janbazar Athletic Club
The full fixture and format of the All Airlines Gold Cup, 2012 is as follows :-
02-Aug-2012: Janbazar AC – Bhowanipore Club (Mohun Bagan ground)
03-Aug-2012: Techno Aryan Club – Southern Samity (Mohun Bagan ground)
04-Aug-2012: Kalighat Milan Sangha – Winner Match 1 (Mohun Bagan ground)
05-Aug-2012: George Telegraph SC – Winner Match 2 (Mohun Bagan ground)
06-Aug-2012: Mohammedan Sporting Club – Winner Match 3 (Saltlake Stadium)
08-Aug-2012: Mohun Bagan AC – Winner Match 4 (Saltlake Stadium)
11-Aug-2012: Winner SF 1 – Winner SF 2 (Saltlake Stadium)