After complaints from teams & players, AIFF to SKIP competitions in April-May due to heat
After complaints from players and teams regarding the Super Cup and Indian Women’s League (IWL) being held in April and May, All…
After complaints from players and teams regarding the Super Cup and Indian Women’s League (IWL) being held in April and May, All India Football Federation (AIFF) President Kalyan Chaubey said that they will try to avoid holding competitions in these two hot months in the future. Follow Indian Football Team LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.
“This month, after the end of women’s league (IWL), the football season will end. It will be our endeavour how, considering the weather in our country, we can avoid holding football competitions in April and May,” AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey said here during the draw ceremony of next month’s SAFF Cup to be held in Bengaluru.
The Super Cup, competed among I-League and Indian Super League clubs, were held in Kerala from April 3 to 25 while the ongoing IWL in Ahmedabad began on April 26 and will end on Friday.
“We do not want our players to struggle against the tough weather”, another AIFF official told PTI that the 2022–23 season spilled over to May as the calendar was crowded due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Chaubey said by the end of the South Asian Football Federation Cup (June 21 to July 4) in Bengaluru, the national men’s team would have played 10 to 12 matches.
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He said India is also hoping to get invite to play in the Merdeka Cup in Malaysia, to be revived and held in October this year, and the Kings Cup in Thailand, which would give the Indian team quiet a good number of matches ahead of the Asian Cup to be held in Doha in January 2024.
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