Patel plays down JCT decision

“It’s a decision taken by the JCT management. They must have been facing financial difficulty that led to them in disbanding the team. I don’t think it’s an alarming sign,” the AIFF supremo told PTI on Tuesday.

Although JCT’s decision has sent shockwaves in the Indian football fraternity, Patel put up a brave face.

“JCT may have disbanded their team but we have many big corporate houses who have expressed keen interest in running football clubs. In fact, the Jindals are interested in starting a new club,” Patel said. When asked about JCT management mentioning the lack of interest and television coverage of I-League matches, Patel said, “I have said earlier that last year was a transition phase and things will be sorted out this year.”

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