AIFF plans Indian Premier League-style event

An IPL-style football league in the country will soon be a reality as the All India Football Federation on Tuesday granted a window for the tournament to be hosted by its commercial partners IMG-Reliance. 

“Yes, it will be like that only,” I-League CEO Sunando Dhar told PTI when asked if the tournament will be franchise-based like the IPL.  The decision to open a window for the tournament was taken at the AIFF’s executive committee meeting here on Tuesday. 

“The committee besides approving the calendar for 2013/14 also granted a window for a new tournament to be hosted by IMG-R during the period,” the AIFF said in a statement.

Besides, it was decided in the meeting that India’s international friendly against Palestine on February 6 will be played in Kochi.

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