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AIFF Club Licensing Appeals Body turns down appeals by four I-League clubs

I-League: Churchill Brothers SC v United SC

I-League: Churchill Brothers SC v United SC

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Club Licensing Appeals Body which met at AIFF Headquarters, Football House, on Tuesday turned down appeals of the four I-League clubs which had contested the decision of the AIFF Club Licensing Committee First Instance Body (CLC-FIB).

The four appellant clubs namely Churchill Brothers SC, United SC, Rangdajied United FC and Mohammedan Sporting Club made their presentations before the Appeals Committee.

N.K. Sud, Retired Justice Punjab and Haryana High Court chaired the Meeting while Sanjeev Paul, Managing Director TATA Metalicks, and Neel Ratan, Executive Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited were also present.

The Committee heard the appeals of the clubs in detail and found the clubs to be lacking on various “A-criteria in categories pertaining to sporting, personnel & administrative, financial, legal and infrastructure.”

Based on the evidence provided during the hearing, the Committee upheld the First Instance Body’s decision to not issue an AFC and National Licence to the four appellant clubs for the 2014-15 season.

(Report & Picture courtesy AIFF Media)