Date Has Been Set For Exemption Review

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AIFF Committe will meet to discuss club’s future

August 21st is D-day for the 14 I-league clubs. The AIFF Club Licensing Appeals Body will meet on Wednesday to decide their fate.

The committee will discuss the clubs exemption pleas.

The meeting is due to the fact that all 14 clubs failed the National Licensing Tests.

If a years extension isn’t granted then none of the teams can compete in this years I-League competition.

If the Committee decided to allow the clubs leeway, they will have 12 months in which to ensure they pass the tests.

The Committe consists of Justice N.K. Sud, Former Justice – Punjab & Haryana High Court, Mr. Sanjiv Paul Vice-President Corporate Services Tata Steel Ltd., Prof Ratnakar Shetty, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Mr. Vikas Chawla, Vice President – Coca Cola India and Mr. Neel Ratan, Head of Management Consultancy, Pricewaterhouse Coopers Private Limited.

Should the clubs fail in their exemption bid and not be able to complete in the I-League, then the IMG-R venture may not look so bad after all.

The I-League clubs have also complained about fixture congestion due to the new IMG-R tournament, between the end of November and January 12th they currently have 11 games.

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