I think the franchisees who are paying rs 12.5 crores plus similer amount of money for ownership, will not hesitate to put in a few more crores towards infra upgradation to assure higher returns. Problem will be finding quality indian players beyond i-league players. 3-4 good foreigners alone will not make a good team.
The Indian football revolution - PLS
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Quaranta said he would have had to play two or three MLS seasons to earn as much as he'll make during the short Indian calendar. (His 2011 salary with United was about $115,000.) The elite players in the Indian league will receive a base salary of $600,000.
We can't expect stadiums in Howrah and Haldia to be of international standards but our priority is to get good pitches. We have started working on the stadiums to upgrade the playing pitches which I can assure will be world class by the time the tournament gets underway
Well, PLS is not the best of options (if we have the luxury of having options in the first place). But, it is taking ages for I-league to mature (professionally run league, 16 teams in two levels, evening matches on weekends, live telecasts, city-based clubs, fan base, so on), in spite of having IMG-R on board. I am really fed up. We need a definite push to unsettle this calmness. PLS is THAT push, and in spite of all its limitations, PLS is the nearest to our wish for Indian football.
I foresee a conflict between CMG and IMG-R, because CMG will want to push PLS beyond Bengal which will irk IMG-R who is empowered by AIFF to start new (franchisee-based) leagues. That will bring in turmoil in Indian football like in Hockey, but it will be still better than nothing happening.
i agree with that probable clash of two sport promotion group fighting for the prominence ..ya that is definitely a possibility but i dont know whther they could grow beyong bengal as the power of IFA would be restricted by aiff and even ifa know that on breaking the limit they may face some severe action against them
and for your information the WSK of IHF is doing no good for indian hockey just creating more unstability to hockey and i dont want football to be in any similar situation