AIFF denies mulling legal action against Premier Futsal

Speaking on the issue, AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said, "We are not concerned with Premier Futsal league, it’s a private event and it’s not an AIFF approved event. Anyone can hold a private event."

AIFF has denied it will take any legal action against Premier Futsal league but have clarified that the event is not approved by AIFF and it's a private league.   -  V. Ganesan

Contrary to media reports, AIFF has denied considering any legal action against Premier Futsal league set to start from July 15.

On the letter sent by AIFF to state associations asking not to send players for the Premier Futsal league, AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said, “State associations had written to the AIFF for more clarity on the league, in respond to that I replied that the league is not recognised by the AIFF, so the state associations should act accordingly and ensure that the action they take is in compliance with the constitution of AIFF. We haven’t categorically denied players from participating in the league.”

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Speaking on the issue, Das said “We are not concerned with Premier Futsal league, it’s a private event and it’s not an AIFF approved event. Anyone can hold a private event.”

He also said that AIFF is in talks with IMG Reliance to develop futsal around the country and they’re hopeful of coming out with a plan soon.

Talking about ISL players’ participation in the event, Das said “Since it’s not an AIFF approved event, any clubs registered with state associations who are members of AIFF will hesitate to play in a private league like this.”

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He added that AIFF will not take any action against the players. “If they wish to turn up for a private league, the state associations can act, not the AIFF as all the clubs are registered with the state associations.”

He said state associations are free to act against players turning up for Premier Futsal. “If state associations feel that players are turning up for a league which is not approved by the AIFF or the state association, then they can take action and deregister the players.’’

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