Seven-a-side football tournament in Kerala

rudrarudra 2958 Points
<h1 style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font-size: 2.5em; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">IPL-type footbal tournament to kick-off</h1><div><br></div><div><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 3px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Though the love for the game is there in plenty, lack of innovative marketing strategies to tap that support base is costing Kerala football dearly.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 3px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">An attempt to counter this comes in the form of a seven-a-side football tourney, under the aegis of Kerala Football Association, at Edavanna Seethi Haji Stadium in Malappuram from May 15 onwards.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 3px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Sevens tournaments are there in the State, both authorised and unauthorised, but the one scheduled to be played at Edavanna may prove a new ray of hope for the game. This could be used to draw better strategies for the growth of the football in the State.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 3px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">“We consider this a pilot project. Only after considering the success rate of the tournament will we be able to decide on its continuation. We have entrusted the Foundation for Indian Soccer Achievement to conduct the tournament,” says Kerala Football Association secretary Anil.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 3px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">If everything goes right, then the sevens tournament, the first-of-the-kind promoted by the state football association, will see the most brilliant and expensive legs now playing in the country.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 3px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">The IPL-like tournament boasts of several leading players, who will be auctioned to the eight regional teams.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 3px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">“Sunil Chhetri, Sabeeth, Sukhwinder Singh, Subrata Pal, Mohammed Rafi, M.P. Sakeer, Pradeep, Ajayan, Dhanraj, Odafa Okolie, Baba Tunde, Jose Barreto and David Sunday are some of the players who have agreed to participate in the tournament. This would be a different experience and if it is a success, this will help in marketing football in a big way,” said P. Shamsudheen, president of the Foundation for Indian Soccer Achievement (FISA).</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 3px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Moreover, this would open ample opportunities for the local players to garner their skills and as only two icon players and two foreign players are allowed in a team.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 3px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">To add more flavour, there would be an entertainment fiesta for the audience before and after the match. “We hope this would set an example and generate a revenue model in football in the state,” said Shamsudheen.</p><p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 3px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; line-height: 20px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "><a href="http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/sport/local-sports/ipl-type-footbal-tournament-kick-239">http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/sport/local-sports/ipl-type-footbal-tournament-kick-239</a>;
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  • What about "Kerala IPL-type Football Tournament" considering this is only in Kerala. 
  • AdminAdmin 240 Points
    <b>In a bizarre development that violates all rules and regulations of the game, top I-League players are set to represent unregistered teams in a seven-a-side football tournament, consisting eight city-based sides, beginning at Malappuram in Kerala, from Tuesday.</b><span style="font-weight: normal; ">

    According to sources, the players’ register includes the likes of Sunil Chetri, Okolie Odafe, NP Pradeep, Dhanrajan, K. Ajayan, CS Sabeeth, Mohammed Rafi and many others. While Odafe, reportedly, is set to get Rs 1 lakh per match, Chetri may pocket Rs 60,000.

    As per the rules, seven-a-side soccer is not recognised by Fifa or AIFF and no registered player can take part in it. To add to it, a footballer can play for only one club in a season. At present, the I-League players are not even allowed to play Santosh Trophy.

    Strangely, both AIFF and Kerala Football Association (KFA) are aware of this circus but have so far taken no action against the players and the organisers. Kushal Das, AIFF general secretary, however said that he had not granted permission to the tournament. “The KFA wrote us in this regard, but I told them the federation does not deal with seven-a-side football, which is not recognised by Fifa,” Das said.<div><br></div><div><a href="http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120515/jsp/sports/story_15490071.jsp#.T7IfWutzUpU">http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120515/jsp/sports/story_15490071.jsp#.T7IfWutzUpU</a>;
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  • ajmalajmal 1208 Points
    Just saw an interview of I.M. Vijayan....He is so polite and a great human being..and u know he started his career in SEVENS!!!!!
  • AdminAdmin 240 Points
    <div class="fbPhotosPhotoCaption" tabindex="0" aria-live="polite" id="fbPhotoSnowliftCaption" style="outline: none; display: inline; width: auto; line-height: 18px; ">A scene from final match between Sunit Chetri's Eranad strikers vs Shafi's Kannur Sevens held at Soccer Ala in Edavanna,Malappuram,Kerala<wbr><span class="word_break" style="display: inline-block; "></span>.</div><div><span style="line-height: 18px;">Originally posted by Jaisal Hussain in facebook<br></span><div class="fbPhotosPhotoOwnerButtons stat_elem" id="fbPhotoSnowliftOwnerButtons" style="line-height: 20px; "></div><div class="fbPhotosSnowliftFeedback" id="fbPhotoSnowliftFeedback" style="line-height: normal; margin-top: 8px; "><div id="fbPhotoUndoSpamReport" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 14px; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); "></div><img src="https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/487316_10151001700006155_715166154_12299878_1742237556_n.jpg"></div></div>;
  • ajmalajmal 1208 Points
    i wont say that as keralites' passion for football....its the people of malabar (calicut,malappuram ) who love football so much...
  • ajmalajmal 1208 Points
    <b><span style="font-family: Geneva, 'Lucida Sans Unicode', tahoma, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Shafi's Kannur Sevens won the title by defeating </span>
    <span style="font-family: Geneva, 'Lucida Sans Unicode', tahoma, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">Sunit Chetri's Eranad strikers</span></b>
  • ajmalajmal 1208 Points
    edited May 2012
    Originally posted by 
    <a href="http://www.facebook.com/FootballKerala?sk=photos"; style="cursor: pointer; color: rgb(59, 89, 152); text-decoration: none; font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 12px; text-align: left; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); ">FootballKerala.com</a> facebook<div><br><div><img src="http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/540411_417477628284541_119038731461767_1257159_304101688_n.jpg"></div></div>;
  • rudrarudra 2958 Points
    ajmal wrote: »
    i wont say that as keralites' passion for football....its the people of malabar (calicut,malappuram ) who love football so much...

    <br><div><br></div><div>That is ok...one good city is enough i guess</div>
  • indian_goonerindian_gooner 3442 Points
    urgently need a 11s futbol ground in mallappram, an i league culb too
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