newsfootball11 days ago

I-League clubs accept most AIFF demands but want ACL spot

After the much-awaited meeting between Praful Patel and the I-League clubs came to an amicable end, the clubs have accepted most of AIFF’s proposal but won’t be compromising on the ACL spot. Minerva Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj has stated that I-League clubs’ sole demand is justified.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball13 days ago

Optimistic I-League clubs expecting positive outcome in much-awaited AIFF meeting

The protesting I-League clubs have stated that they are expecting AIFF to put their ego aside to come up with a solution that would be amicable for both ISL and I-League clubs. AIFF President Praful Patel has finally decided to meet the clubs after moving back on his promise twice before this.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball15 days ago

Indian Arrows players defend AIFF, rubbishes allegations of non-payment of salaries

Indian Arrows have come to the defence of the All India Football Federation claiming that the allegations of the federation not being able to pay their salaries are wrong and they have got their due. With the federation facing cash crunch, Minerva Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj had tweeted about it.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball21 days ago

IMG-Reliance is our commercial partner and has a say in a few things, clarifies Kushal Das

After all the allegations of the AIFF acting as per the directions of IMG-Reliance, Kushal Das has brushed aside those and said that they have a say in a few things as the commercial partners. The AIFF general secretary has clarified his association with IMG before joining AIFF in 2010.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball22 days ago

Ranjit Bajaj accuses Kushal Das for latter’s “conflict of interest” in Master Rights Agreement signing

Minerva Punjab owner has accused Kushal Das for the latter’s “conflict of interest” while the Master Rights Agreement was signed between the All India Football Federation and IMG Reliance Pvt. Limited in 2010. Bajaj has mentioned that Das was an IMG Reliance employee days before joining the AIFF.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootballa month ago

Minerva Punjab to field their under-23 side next season of I-League

Minerva Punjab has announced that it will field an under-23 team in the next edition of the I-League football tournament. The Punjab-based club is at the loggerheads with the AIFF over various issues and their owner Ranjit Bajaj had even announced the chances of closing the club down.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball2 months ago

Why different penalties for different clubs for the same offence, questions Gokulam Kerala's VC Praveen

Gokulam Kerala FC president VC Praveen has expressed his disappointment on AIFF’s decision to impose a fine of Rs 10 lakh each on the five I League clubs by asking why AIFF imposed different penalties for the same offence. Minerva Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj had also slammed AIFF’s decision yesterday.
Chiranjibi Pati
newsfootball2 months ago

Asking for meeting with AIFF President has cost us 10 lakhs, asserts Ranjit Bajaj

After the AIFF’s disciplinary committee imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on five I-League clubs, Minerva Punjab owner Ranjit Bajaj has lashed out at the federation by saying that asking for a meeting with the president has cost them Rs 10 lakh. Bajaj also termed the order by the AIFF “immature”.
Chiranjibi Pati
newsfootball2 months ago

Minerva Punjab stuck in Odisha storm as venue search gets further delayed

Cyclone “Fani” has hit Odisha rather untimely as far as I-League outfit Minerva Punjab are concerned with all the club’s staff stuck in Bhubaneswar following their AFC Cup clash against Manang Marshyangdi. Minerva Punjab have 47 more days to find their home venue before their next AFC home clash.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball3 months ago

I-League staring at eternal damnation as AIFF looks to “progress” Indian football

While no concrete decisions, concerning the future of the I-League next year, have been taken by AIFF yet, things have escalated enormously over the last one month. What started as the AIFF’s denial to broadcast half of the league matches has turned into I-League clubs fighting their very existence.
Subhayan Dutta