Bhaichung Bhutia decided to step down after serving as the President of the Football Players Association of India (FPAI) since its inception in 2006. Renedy Singh was unanimously chosen as his successor in a meeting held on Monday at Kolkata.
Bhutia will continue to serve on FIFPro Worlds technical committee as Asia's representative. He will also be an adviser and a life member of the FPAI.
There were also a few new faces amongst the vice-presidents with Clifford Miranda, Avito D’Cunha and Sunil Chhetri being named alongside Abhishek Yadav. Dempo’s Simon Colosimo
The following 4 persons were appointed as the Vice Presidents - Sunil Chetri , Abhishek Yadav , Clifford Miranda and Alvito D'Cunha. Simon Colosimo, who is the president of the Professional Footballers Australia’s president, was elected as the vice-president representing foreign players in India. A new board will also be announced from 1st March 2014.
Deepak Mondal will continue as the Honourary Treasurer of the FPAI and Jahan Mehta as the Honourary General Secretary. The President, Honorary General Secretary and Treasurer will serve for a maximum of three terms. It was made compulsory for them to take a break of at least an year thereafter.
The Board has taken executive decisions about the future of FPAI, its interaction and exposure to all players across India and its annual work. The standard contract for all players in India was also discussed.
Decision regarding a charity match, the Indian Football Awards 2014 and the development of the FPAI House (New Office) were also taken and will be announced shortly.
A committee for formed to oversee the completion of the new FPAI House consisting of Deepak Mandal, Gouramangi Moirangthem, Jahan Mehta and Syed Rahim Nabi besides the President Renedy Singh who will oversee the full development.
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