Babul Supriyo named vice-president of U-17 World Cup organising committee

The singer-turned-politician thanked Patel for the appointment. “Thank U so much @praful_patel ji fr making me the VicePresident of the U-17 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee SuperExcited for football&me,” Supriyo wrote on his Twitter handle.

Babul Supriyo, a singer-turned-politician, will now enter the sporting arena as an organising committee member.   -  File Photo

Union Minister Babul Supriyo has been appointed vice-president of the Fifa U-17 World Cup organising committee. “Have appointed my friend and great football fan as Vice President of the U17 World Cup Organising Committee. Welcome aboard @SuPriyoBabul!,” All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel, who is the chairman of Local Organising Committee, tweeted.

The singer-turned-politician thanked Patel for the appointment. “Thank U so much @praful_patel ji fr making me the VicePresident of the U-17 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee SuperExcited for football&me,” Supriyo wrote on his Twitter handle.

The showpiece event, to be hosted by India for the first time, will be played from October 6 to 28. The draw of the tournament will be held on July 7.

A FIFA team is scheduled to visit India from March 21 to 27 for the final inspection of the facilities in the six cities which will host matches of the U-17 World Cup.