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newsfootballa month ago

There was nothing to play for in I-League, claims Ranjit Bajaj

Former Punjab FC owner Ranjit Bajaj stated that Indian football needs a federation which it can trust, claiming that the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has no future plans. Bajaj sold the remaining 50 percent of his stakes in the I-League club earlier this year, ending a fruitful venture.
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newsfootball2 months ago

RoundGlass completes full acquisition of Minerva Punjab FC

Former I-League champions Minerva Punjab FC has been fully acquired by RoundGlass Sports for the upcoming season. It came as a surprise to everyone with ex-owner Ranjit Bajaj, one of the most influential figures in the clubs’ illustrious career, deciding to part ways with the football club.
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newsfootball10 months ago

I-League giants refuse to acknowledge FIFA letter to Minerva Punjab

Kolkata football giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan have surprisingly remained calm and ignorant to FIFA’s letter to Minerva Punjab concerning I-League’s demotion into the second tier of the nation. There are also reports that the two clubs could be joining Indian Super League from next season.
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newsfootball10 months ago

Co-operating with AIFF only solution, FIFA tells I-League clubs

FIFA has asked the I-League clubs to co-operate with the All Indian Football Federation (AIFF) stating that their issues are complex and can only be solved through “prudent and measured approach”. AIFF general secretary Kushal Das has welcomed FIFA’s decision explaining why that’s only solution.
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newsfootball10 months ago

Minerva Punjab merge with RoundGlass Sports

2017-18 I-League champions Minerva Punjab have found a new co-owner in RoundGlass Sports, who would be accessing to all age groups from under-11 to under-18 while Minerva Punjab would be accessing the senior team. RoundGlass has been running grassroots football programs in Punjab.
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newsfootballa year 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.
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newsfootballa year 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.
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newsfootballa year 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.
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newsfootballa year 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.
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newsfootballa year 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.
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