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I-League and Federation Cup Committee Meeting held at Football House

AIFF I-League and Federation Cup Committee Meeting

A.R. Khaleel (Chairman, I-League & Federation Cup Committee) chaired the AIFF I-League and Federation Cup Committee Meeting at the Football House in the Capital on Wednesday.

Besides, AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das, Senior Vice-President Subrata Dutta, Treasurer Hardev Jadeja and I-League CEO Sunando Dhar, representatives from all I-League Clubs (barring Mohun Bagan) along with representatives from AIFF’s Marketing Partners IMG-R attended the meeting.

The Committee unanimously decided on the following points:

The proposed Conference Model (for the 2013-14 season of the I-League) by AIFF’s Emergency Committee was discussed at length. The Clubs raised some concerns about the proposed model to which AIFF explained their point of view. The Clubs would accordingly send their recommendations so that a decision can be taken jointly.

The Committee informed the Clubs about AFC’s criteria that all I-League Clubs would need to have a Coach possessing a Pro-Licence Degree from 2017 onwards.

The Clubs were also informed that no Technical Director without an A-Licence Degree would be allowed to sit on the Team Bench or enter the Dressing Room for I-League 2014-15 onwards.

The Clubs recommended the following be reconsidered by the AIFF’s Executive/Emergency Committee:

a. The Clubs requested that the number of Foreign Recruits in 2nd Division League be increased to two (from one) to bring it in line with the State Leagues.

b. The Clubs pleaded an year’s extension to the decision of having a Marqee Player in their Teams by I-League 2015-16 onwards.

The AIFF agreed to place the recommendations in the next Executive/Emergency Committee for a final decision.

(Report & Picture courtesy AIFF Media)