FSDL issued a statement saying that there was no scope for postponement of the schedule and that it was made keeping the AFC Asian Cup and the FIFA windows in mind.
The Indian Super League, organised under the aegis of Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) will start on September 21, as the apex body rejected the plea of Kalyan Chaubey, the President of the All India Football Federation, to postpone the starting date by 10 days.
FSDL issued a statement on Thursday, saying that there was no compass for holdback of the schedule and that it was made keeping the AFC Asian Cup and the FIFA windows in mind.
“The ISL 10 season schedule to begin on September 21st has been created and approved with expansive consultations involving all stakeholders, including the AIFF. Base the recommendations of AIFF on the league window, the final launch dates were calendered, ” FSDL said in a statement.
“All stakeholders have formally agreed to the schedule’s dates and structure, which incorporates necessary breaks to accommodate FIFA windows and breaks for the AFC Asian Cup. Given the packed football timetable, the season schedule has been designed to consider all these factors leaving no compass for holdback of the event at this stage. ”
Before, Chaubey had reportedly written to FSDL requesting a detention in the launch of the league, with the Indian men’s football platoon in action in the Asian Games this month.
“Postponing the league is the only logical option available to them and it’s a request from the AIFF president. However, I ’ll formally write to FSDL in this regard, ” he said in a recent interview, If need be.
Several clubs, including Mumbai City FC, Kerala Blasters and East Bengal, had before written to the AIFF expressing their vacillation about releasing playing for the Asiad. The clubs can actually refuse to release players for Hangzhou as the Games are out of the FIFA transnational window.
Which Players Can Miss The Asian Games If Clubs Refuse To Release Them?
Bengaluru FC: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Roshan Singh, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Siva Sakthi Narayanan, Rohit Danu, Sunil Chhetri.
Hyderabad FC: Gurmeet Singh
FC Goa: Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, Sandesh Jhingan
Mohun Bagan Super Giant: Anwar Ali, Ashish Rai
Odisha FC: Narender Gahlot, Aniket Jadhav
East Bengal: Lalchungnunga, Naorem Mahesh Singh
Mumbai City FC: Akash Mishra, Apuia Ralte, Vikram Partap Singh
Kerala Blasters: Jeakson Singh Thounaojam, Rahul KP
Punjab FC: Amarjit Singh Kiyam,
Chennaiyin FC: Rahim Ali
The matches that are out of the FIFA transnational windows are in the Asian Games as well as the AFCU-23 qualifiers.
All players from the Asian Games team play in the Indian Super League and if the ISL brigades choose to keep their players beforehand on in the season, India may just be forced to withdraw without a proper team.
The Indian platoon’s head trainer, Igor Stimac and the general clerk of the AIFF have both requested the clubs to release players.
“I prompt all clubs to continue supporting our public brigades, especially in the forthcoming months packed with some major events AFC U23 qualifiers, Asian Games, World Cup Qualifiers and AFC Asian Cup. We as a nation want to be suitable to put our stylish players on the pitch against the footballing titans of Asia and the World and show them that we aren’t to be taken smoothly, ” Stimac had written on social media. Know More Latest Football News…