IPL style football legue in Bengal

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  1. Sabir

    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    IPL style football set to start in January
    On the footsteps of Indian Premiere League(IPL), Indian football is set to witness a similar type of league which has been named as "Premier League Soccer". It is tipped to be the biggest project ever undertaken for football in India.

    The main objectives of Premier League Soccer are to improve the infrastructure of football in Bengal and revitalize the sports among the people of Bengal.

    Format:

    •Six franchisees will bid for six towns in a competitive bidding system.
    •The six towns which have been shortlisted are Kolkata, Howrah, Siliguri, Midnapore, Barasat and Asansol.
    •The bidding companies will only be eligible if they have a net sum of Rs. 10 Crores.
    •League Duration: 7 Weeks
    •Time: January to March,2012
    •Team will consist of National as well as International Players.
    •3 Maximum overseas players, Minimum 1 Overseas player(Asian Origin Player), Minimum of 6 U-21 Players, Minimum of 5 Catchment Players, Maximum of 10 players from anywhere in India.
    •Maximum Squad Length: 18 and 1 Coach, 1 Assistant Coach along with a Physio
    •UEFA/FIFA 'A' licenced Coach of overseas origin
    •Starting XI: Max. 3 overseas Player, 1 Asian Origin Player, 1 U-21 Player
    •Apart from the 3 overseas Players, there will be one Icon player who should be preferably a World Cupper or should have represented his country.
    •All matches will be played under Floodlights
    •All matches will be telecasted live on a Regional Channel.
    The league is organized by Indian Football Association(IFA), Bengal along with Celebrity Management Group(CMG).


    Apart from Infrastructural development, the project is also expected to cover Youth Development and building up referee's academy.


    The bidding for the franchisees will start in July and it is also being learnt that as many as eight business parties have already shown their interest in this lucrative project.


    With players of the stature Edgar Davids and Junichi Inamoto already confirming their presence in the Premier League Soccer along with the likes of Philippe Troussier, football in the state of West Bengal is surely expected to benefit from this extravaganza.


    http://sam80dev3.blogspot.com/2011/04/ipl-style-football-set-to-be-start-in.html
     
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  3. Sabir

    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    IFA announces launch of Premier League Soccer

    KOLKATA: The Indian Football Association on Monday announced the launch of Premier League Soccer which will be held in January-March next year to develop the sport and its infrastructure in the region.

    Taking a cue from the successful Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket, PLS initially will have six franchises to be chosen through competitive bidding for 10 years with successful bidders paying a yearly franchise fee.

    Only limited companies with a minimum net worth of Rs 10 crores could bid for a franchisee license.

    The six franchise towns will be Kolkata, Howrah, Barasat, Asansol, Midnapore and Siliguri, IFA said in a release.

    "The USP will be each team will have one icon player and three quality overseas layers. The icon players will be an overseas player with great repute, preferably someone who has represented his country in International matches. Each team can sign a maximum of 25 players," it said.

    The team composition will have a maximum three overseas players, one overseas player of Asian origin; minimum five catchment players; minimum six players of U-21 years and maximum 10 from anywhere in India.

    "The vision is to create a world class sports infrastructure across Bengal to raise the level of the sport," the release said.

    Each team will be headed by an overseas coach with FIFA/UEFA A License and with proven track record.

    PLS will be working as an autonomous and professional body under the license of IFA and will be headed by its Board of Governors.

    http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-04-25/top-stories/29471224_1_ifa-players-license
     
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    Ausgezeichnet!

    Thanks Sabir for this great news.

    Looking forward to some great football. We need to get the good teams from Goa and North-East involved too. In a few years, it will catch the fancy of the whole of India.
     
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    Rage DFI TEAM Stars and Ambassadors

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    This has been talked about for some time now.

    As long as they can take this to big markets like Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi and the NCR and Goa - and use that as a base to expand in the 3rd or 4th years, this should galvanize the sport in the country.

    Players from Blackburn- now owned by Venky's hatcheries- are expected to be among the first to sign the contracts. The USP seems to be pretty good. Although I'd probably bump that up to 5 int'l players for the first season, given only six teams. The timing: Jan-March seems pretty good too with lots of people coming out of festivities in the Christmas and New Year seasons and spirits being generally high. As long as they don't fuck this up with the administration, it looks set. Football is catching on big in India, and this is the right time to have something like this.

    Jai Hind!
     
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    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    yes it should be an all india legue with 12 teams in first division. They should stipulate mandatory infrastructure to be maintained... There must be team from North East, Kerala, Goa, Punjab etc..
     
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    Not to piss on the pudding. but how do the organisers hope to attract top international talent when up against the teams in Europe, Middle East and South East Asia, all of whom offer more money, more fame, more exposure and better career prospects. This is certainly no IPL where we are the top dog and economic centre of the sport.

    Rage why would Blackburn players all of whom likely make more than any Indian footballer bar none, line up for a tranfer to an Indian footy league?
     
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    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    Actually they are trying to tap those footballers who were famous but at present gone out of lime light ( ex- aged above 35). If corporate sectors come in and they develop the infrastructures (stadium- every club must have its own stadium and practice ground,gym, pool and other facilities) I think it is possible to rope in some good footballers.
     
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    someone plz edit the spelling in title of the thread... :D
     
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    Rage DFI TEAM Stars and Ambassadors

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    Because Venky's will force them to. They'll pay them big bucks; and stipulate that as terms and conditions of the contract. Mukesh Ambani and Subhrato Roy <they bid for Liverpool last year> are among other Indian businessmen, keen to own a piece of the English footie action, too.

    I'd say, if they commercialize this and glamourize it, football has big potential in India.
     
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    Venky's can do didly squat. They pay their wages but they cannot force footballers to sign up for Indian clubs while contracted to Blackburn. The FA and UEFA will hound their arses out of EPL. The talented lads such as Phil Jones will be snapped up by bigger clubs while the rest too will find much better in Championship footy than in Indian footy league. Vekny's are fast acquiring derision and hatred from most Blackburn fans and rightly so.
     
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    Rage DFI TEAM Stars and Ambassadors

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    They're not looking for the talented lads to start with. And the lesser men will pick higher wages to play for an Indian League than the Championship footy. Except for the League Cup, none of the big tournaments involving Blackburn happen in January anyway.

    Why are Venky's "fast acquiring derision and hatred" among Blackburn fans? They don't seem to have done anything stupid just yet.
     
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    One look at the league table before and after they took over will be self explanatory. Venky's have spent little and are looking to offload Blackburn's best talents for profit, with no commitment whatsoever to plough that back into new transfers. Naturally the fans are not impressed.

    The only way Venky's can get Blckburn players to play footy in India would be via extremely generous loan deals and I can't see that happening.
     
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    Well, let's wait and watch.

    I'm sure they've got some plan up their sleeve, otherwise they wouldn't have made the announcement. Then again, this is India.
     
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    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    According to report by Ananda Bazar Patrica, the largest selling Bengali daily, Pablo Sorin has sighned for playing this football league.

    Sorin was captain of Argentina in 2006...

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    Good. Instead of berating BCCI and cricket, all other sports bodies should put their house in order. If this leaugue throws up some great players, then GRRRREATTTT.

    PS: I wonders. Why is every Indian sport rocked by dope scandals, but cricket is NOT. For the latest scandals, govt is to be blamed, after all they control every aspect of every sport!! Sack and BAN Ajay Maken.
     
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    Sabir DFI TEAM Senior Member

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    So , you have appeared to the most cheap solution....Sack the minister....

    Man, there is organisation of each of every sports and government has limited interference in them. For the recent dope scandal, it is clearly the fault of Athletics federation which could not provide a medical expert to check what the athletes are taking. And of course the coach. If seven out of eight girls under him are found guilty of taking same component, obviously he will be suspected most.
     

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