The state government is not eligible for spot quota appointment despite international talent in football. In Indian football, Rino Anto and Anas Edathotika, who are the defensive stalwarts, are neglected. Anas and Rino applied for the sports appointment for the year 2015-2019, but both their applications were rejected.
Rino and Anas, who have represented India and excelled at top clubs in the ISL, are facing these difficulties when the government appoints the winners of the Santosh Trophy, the All India University competition, in the spots quota. The government’s reply is that those who have participated in World Cup, World University Championship, Commonwealth Games and Asian Games are eligible. The Indian senior team does not participate in any of these. Winners of Santosh Trophy and All India Inter University Championship are considered for sports recruitment. India’s top competitions like ISL and I. Those participating in the league are also barred from playing in competitions such as the Santosh Trophy. Both of them discussed the matter, but there was no decision.
A member of the governing body of the Sports Council and an international star, C.K. Even though Vineeth has given a letter, the sports department is also unmoved. As things are like this, Anas and Rino are in constant neglect of sports talents in Kerala. Anas has played 21 matches and Rino 9 matches for India at the senior level, including World Cup qualifiers.
State government rejected spot quota application of Rino Anto and Anas Edathodika