IMG-Reliance sponsored AIFF's IPL style league

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<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">AIFF's proposed franchise-based pan-Indiatournament in January next year</span>
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  • samsam 15163 Points
    <h1 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; font-weight: normal; font-style: inherit; font-size: 22px; font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 26px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Bhutia, Chhetri may feature in AIFF's IPL style league</h1><h1 style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: none; outline: 0px; font-weight: normal; font-style: inherit; font-size: 22px; font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 26px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-size: 12px; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); line-height: 18px;">  </span></h1><div class="art-body" style="margin: 10px 0px 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-size: 12px; font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><p style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 13px; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><img src="http://sports.ndtv.com/images/stories/bhaichung_bhutia_thank300.jpg"; alt="image" style="margin: 10px; padding: 2px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; float: right;">Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia, striker Sunil Chettri and star defender Syed Rahim Nabi are set to play in AIFF's proposed franchise-based tournament in January next year.<br><br>AIFF will conduct the tournament in collaboration with IMG-Reliance, who will be the marketing partner for the IPL styled league.<br><br>AIFF sources said close to 10 prominent players have been approached to feature in the league including goalkeeper Subrata Paul.<br><br>"Yes we are in talks with these players. Hopefully we will get to see them playing in the league," an AIFF source said.</p><div><br></div></div>
  • samsam 15163 Points
    edited May 2013
    <span class="arttle" style="font-family: 'lucida grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 18px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; text-align: justify; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-size: xx-large; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Bhutia, Chhetri to play in AIFF's new league tournament<br></span></span><div><span class="arttle" style="font-family: 'lucida grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 18px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; text-align: justify; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-size: xx-large; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><br></span></span></div><div><span class="arttle" style="font-family: 'lucida grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 18px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; text-align: justify; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-size: xx-large; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;">Some of the star Indian footballers, including former skipper Baichung Bhutia, are likely to feature in All India Football Federation's (AIFF) franchise-based tournament planned by its marketing partner IMG-Reliance in the 2013-14 season.</span><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;">IMG-Reliance have already approached nine players, including Bhutia, and they have shown their interest in playing in the eight-team tournament which will be held from January 14-March 13 next year.</span><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;">"IMG-Reliance have approached nine star players and they have agreed to play in the tournament. </span><a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/Baichung-Bhutia-(footballer)" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; color: rgb(2, 77, 153); text-decoration: none; font-family: georgia; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;">Baichung Bhutia</a><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"> and </span><a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/Sunil-Chhetri"; style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; color: rgb(2, 77, 153); text-decoration: none; font-family: georgia; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;">Sunil Chhetri</a><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;">are some of the prominent names, who have shown their interest to play," an </span><a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/AIFF"; style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; color: rgb(2, 77, 153); text-decoration: none; font-family: georgia; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;">AIFF</a><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"> official said.</span><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;">Indian defender Syed Rahim Nabi and star goalkeeper Subrata Paul have also been approached.</span><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;">But AIFF is yet to decide on the players' transfer and club registration rules and may have to ring in some changes in its constitution for the tournament.</span><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;">"We have asked IMG-Reliance to come up with a detailed plan for the tournament. We may have to bring some changes in our constitution to make way for the tournament. It will be an eight-team tournament and we are trying to give it a pan-India touch," the official said.</span><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;">The AIFF wants all the eight clubs to be centrally registered but according to current rules clubs can only be registered with state associations.</span><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;">IMG-Reliance will also have to take players on loan from the I-League clubs for two months and players' transfer rules also would have to be amended. As per the AIFF rules, a player can sign for only one club in a season.</span><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;">The new league organisers have a plan to sign all the players by June. They may again loan out the players to I-League clubs and call them back during their league. But it may again put the AIFF and the I-League clubs on collision course.</span><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;">"All amendments will be made in accordance with </span><a href="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/topic/FIFA"; style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 15px; color: rgb(2, 77, 153); text-decoration: none; font-family: georgia; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;">FIFA</a><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"> rules," the official said.</span><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;">But what may benefit IMG-Reliance is that I-League clubs are struggling to play their players in the current financial scenario.</span><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><br style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;"><span style="color: rgb(63, 63, 63); font-family: georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px; text-align: left;">"The clubs are struggling to play their players and it may just work for the new tournament," the official added.</span></span></span></div>
  • ArsenalFan700ArsenalFan700 Reddit13655 Points
    <font face="Arial, Verdana" size="2">Just to let you know, there is a search button at the bottom of this page. There is already a thread for this and that search option can help you out immensely.</font>
  • ashindiaashindia 8583 Points
    Chetri and Bhutia have been offered 1 crore to fix matches in IPL Football Tamasha League :)
  • gaffertapegaffertape 13021 Points
    Bhutia doesn't need to try to fix a game.....   just bet against his team & win BIG every time <div><br></div><div>If he plays his team will lose -FACT- anything he touches turns to shit !!</div><div><br></div><div>I know he's a legend and all that nonsense, but you aren't fit to save your team of Junior kids from relegation..... apart from the 1 game where you played & got red carded in 5mins !</div><div><br></div><div>Then you are going to be fit to play tomorrow with celebrities at Bombay Gymkhana and also  you will be fit to play in a 2-3 month league in January to February along with fellow waste of space Renedy Singh !</div><div><br></div><div>He didn't pay his players on time, neither have Mohun Bagan , Mumbai FC, Churchill FC, Shillong Lajong, Prayag , Sporting Club de Goa ,........ wonder whether any of this will be brought up at the FPAI awards tomorrow night !</div><div><br></div><div>Funny how FPAI General Manager is also the agent who has signed the contracts for all the players who have agreed to play IPFL !</div><div>Conflict of interest ?</div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; "><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; ">This awards night is going to have so many back room deals going on ....</span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; "><br></span></div><div><span style="font-size: 10pt; ">Can't wait to hear some crazy stories about how this new league will be played out ! </span></div><div><br></div>
  • namewtheldnamewtheld Kolkata5589 Points
    <span style="font-family: 'lucida grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', tahoma, sans-serif; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">I can see a big storm coming which will involve AIFF, AFC, FIFA and IMG-R.</span><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-family: 'lucida grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', tahoma, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">This is what will happen: 600 crore league will push I-league into a corner. Naturally it will invite a lot of attention and sponsor and thus become a major money-spinning machine. but the control of this machine is solely with IMG-R and at some point of time AIFF will start feeling uneasy about it. There are ways AIFF can trap IMG-R. The major roles of AIFF from othersare that the newly floated clubs will have to register with one state associations, they will have to change the AIFF constitution, allow loaning the players, cut short the I-league and get approval of AFC and the FIFA. Everyone would require their share of dough. One uneasy voice there, and the whole tamasha would be over.</div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-family: 'lucida grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', tahoma, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><br></div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-family: 'lucida grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', tahoma, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Only one thing will happen as a result: Indian football will be a big laughing stock in the world for starting something like this when world over, a proper independent league system with professional management has been the gold standard for a successful league.</div><div style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-family: 'lucida grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', tahoma, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 18px; text-align: justify; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><br></div>
  • ashindiaashindia 8583 Points
    Last few months we saw some similar type of shit in Indonesia,now India's turn. <br>
  • footydipfootydip Ranaghat, Nadia, West Bengal2722 Points
    Pls model was better than this crap. A pan india league leaving behind i league. Wth! They are out of mind. This thing is gonna close down due to financial instability within 3 years. #my predictions
  • footydipfootydip Ranaghat, Nadia, West Bengal2722 Points
    sam wrote: »
    lets see how many people are there to watch this money-foot-money-ball.
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