Minerva Punjab Alleges AIFF Not Bothered About I-League Clubs

Minerva Punjab FC proprietor Ranjit Bajaj has had a continuing tussle with soccer’s nationwide governing frame, with the hot coming over his membership’s designated venue for the AFC Cup Qualifiers. Bajaj does now not loves to mince phrases and on Tuesday, he stated that his membership’s mum or dad frame is behaving like “silent killers”, and don’t seem to be stricken if extra I-League golf equipment close store.

“I’m sorry to mention AIFF is behaving like a silent killer. Over time, 24 golf equipment have closed down however no person stricken,” Bajaj advised IANS.

“This manner many extra golf equipment will observe the similar direction. The federation will run the display with 8 or 10 outfits. To grow to be a member of that unique membership, you’ll be had to pay hefty franchise charges,” he added.

Bajaj additional went to slam the mum or dad frame and stated, its president is but to fulfill the I-League golf equipment, who resisted from collaborating within the Tremendous Cup.

“The sport plan is obvious. The federation’s disciplinary committee is but to announce its verdict on I-League golf equipment’ non-participation in Tremendous Cup (in April) even a fortnight after listening to out the golf equipment,” Bajaj stated.

“AIFF President Praful Patel promised to fulfill the golf equipment. It by no means came about. The federation has now not even discovered time to spell out the plans for the approaching season — no person is aware of whether or not there shall be one league or two leagues.

“There is not any readability on who would be the reliable broadcasters. A majority of these issues are being performed with the only real function of constructing all stakeholders within the I-League, together with membership sponsors, worried and prone,” he added.

Nepalese first department membership Manang Marshyangdi are set to host Minerva Punjab within the AFC Cup qualifiers fit on Wednesday.

(With IANS inputs)

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