BEML to stake I-League claim

“The BEML management has decided that we meet the necessary requirements set by All India Football Federation. I will be submitting the form to the Karnataka State Football Association tomorrow,” the coach, who steered his side to the Puttaiah Memorial Cup on Sunday, told Deccan Herald.

Last year, reigning Super Division champions Hindustan Aeronautics Sports Club missed the I-League second division bus after failing to meet all the criteria required by the AIFF -- a stadium with a seating capacity of at least 6,000, a practice ground, an under-19 squad and an in-house gymnasium with modern facilities.

“Steps have been taken to develop an under-19 squad as well as constructing a gym. I am confident that the KSFA will endorse our application when it comes up for scrutiny by AIFF,” added Karunamurthy.

KSFA president AR Khaleel said he would do his best to endorse their application.
“I informed HASC and BEML to submit their application form around three months ago.
“While HASC were quick to respond, BEML have been lazy. However, Karunamurthy will submit the application tomorrow and I am hopeful the AIFF will clear both applications.
“Both have learnt their lessons from last year and seem to have worked hard in meeting the expectations this season. I will try my best to have at least one Karnataka side in the I-League second division,” said Khaleel, also an AIFF vice-president.

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