'Only time will tell whether the IPL like football tournament will work' - Gary Pallister

Former Manchester United defender Gary Pallister was in Delhi and he took time out to speak about Indian football...
Manchester United legend Gary Pallister belives that though Indian Premier League (IPL) in cricket has been a great idea, he had his doubt on the same being implemented in football.

When questions were put to him asking his view on the proposed new league of IMG-Reliance, who are the All India Football Federation's (AIFF) commercial and marketing partners, Pallister said, "I am big cricket fan. I have watched the IPL. It's a great idea, great initiative that should be backed. But whether it works for football, only time will tell."

Meanwhile the current I-League clubs have got together under the banner of the I-League Professional Football Clubs Association (IPFCA) and have decided to boycott this tournament and have decided not to release any players for the proposed tournament as well as refused to take any participating players on loan. 

Pallister said that he hopes that the tournament will be given due support by all the stakeholders involved so that it could stand the test of time, atleast before being called a failure.

"It depends on how it is received. Hopefully, it will get the backing."