The committee decided that the next edition of the I-League would witness four foreign players in action which would include 1 Asian player as recommended by AFC. The appointment of an I-League CEO was also discussed in the meeting.
The other important decisions that were taken during the meeting:
The National senior team camp will be held from 25th June to 7th
July in Dubai
for the upcoming Nehru Cup which is scheduled to be held from 18th August – 30th
August at Delhi’s
Ambedkar Stadium. The team will then travel to Spain
for training cum exposure trip including five practice matches from 7th
July to 7th Aug and will utilize the FC Barcelona facilities.
The executive committee unanimously decided to get stringent on the clubs who
fail to release their players for the national camp as it doesn’t hamper the
activities of clubs as the national camp doesn’t coincide with any AIFF
Also AIFF will fund various states to develop three practice grounds for the practice
of national team. The venues are yet to be decided.
SAFF tournament will be held in India
from 1st December -15th December .The venue will be
Artificial turfs would be installed at eight centers across the country where
either, Vision India Projects, I League team, or Training Centre built with FAP
or Goal Project help are existing.
Regarding Mohun Bagan’s offer of money to Mohammedan Sporting to win a match it
was decided to issue a strong warning and ask all the clubs not to follow such
kind of practices.
7) The Mohun Bagan vs. Bhaichung Bhutia issue was also discussed and it was decided that Bhaichung will attend the national camp.
Zonal development officer will be appointed for each Zone by Vice-Presidents in
each zone to oversee the talent hunt, development of football in the zone and
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