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Vineeth a member of the national team, Bengaluru FC and Kerala Blasters was sacked from his job owing to poor attendance

Finally, it's official. National football player CK Vineeth has been fired from the Accountants General office in Thiruvananthapuram.

An order from the office of the Principal Accountants General, Thiruvananthapuram said that Vineeth, who was appointed as auditor, failed to join duty and his services would stand terminated with effect from May 7th 2016. The order was passed in May 17. 

"Probation period cannot be extended beyond double the normal period. In no circumstances Vineeth's probation can be extended beyond four years and he had completed four years on May 6 th 2106. Since he has not successfully completed the probation his services has been terminated," the order said. 

Vineeth was on his way to Kolkata to take part in the Federation Cup final to be held on May 21 when the news broke.  He told The News Minute he was not aware of the order issued by the AG’s office. “If they have taken the decision, I am helpless,” he said. 

Vineeth a member of the national football team had received a non-official confirmation on Sunday that he will be fired from the service, owing to lack of sufficient number of days on duty. Minister for Sports A C Moideen wrote to the Comptroller and Auditor General of India Sasikanth Shrama seeking not to fire the footballer saying that it would be a setback to sports. 

A native of Kannur, the 28-year-old player had maintained the view that his priority was playing football. “Tournaments without intervals forced me to be absent from the office,” he had told TNM on Sunday. He had joined the office in 2012. He plays Bengaluru FC player in I- League. In ISL, he plays for Kerala Blasters.