Real Kashmir FC on Wednesday asserted that they will play their I League re-match against Minerva Punjab only if it is held in Srinagar even as speculation was rife that the contest could be shifted to a neutral venue.

The match was to be played on February 18 in Srinagar but was cancelled after Minerva pulled out, citing security fears in the wake of Pulwama terror attack which claimed lives of more than 40 CRPF personnel.

The All India Football Federation’s Emergency Committee had ruled on Monday to reschedule the match at a time and location feasible for AIFF and the participating teams.

Real Kashmir co-owner Sandeep Chattoo said that his club will officially inform the AIFF in a day or two on their preferred date of the re-match but made it clear that the venue will have to be Srinagar.

“It’s our home game and the re-match will have to be in Srinagar only. The date can be worked out,” Chattoo told PTI from Srinagar.