ISL 2021: Meghalaya sports minister announces Rs. 1 crore for qualifying clubs

ISL 2021: Meghalaya sports minister announces Rs. 1 crore for qualifying clubs
ISL 2021: Meghalaya sports minister announces Rs. 1 crore for qualifying clubs

ISL 2021: Meghalaya sports minister announces Rs. 1 crore for qualifying clubs: Meghalaya’s Sports Minister Banteidor Lyngdoh on Friday announced a cash award of Rs 1 crore for a local team qualifying for the Indian Super League.

The minister made the announcement at the official send-off ceremony of Ryntih Sports and Cultural Club, who are all set to participate in the ILeague Qualifiers, which will take place in Bangalore from October 4-25.

Lamenting the fact that many football clubs from the state have not been able to sustain themselves over the years due to financial constraints, the minister said the lack of government support has aggravated the problem.

ISL 2021: Meghalaya sports minister announces Rs. 1 crore for qualifying clubs

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“I am honoured to announce cash incentives to football clubs of the state to the tune of Rs 10 lakh for those qualifying for 2nd Division I-League, Rs 40 lakh for those qualifying for I-League and Rs 1 crore for those qualifying for Indian Super League,” Lyngdoh said, addressing the football lovers, mentors and a selected group of sports officials here.

He also informed that a tender amounting to Rs 34 crore has been floated for the upgradation of the JN Sports Complex which will include replacing artificial with natural turf and upgradation of the overall facilities within the complex.

“An indoor multipurpose sports complex will also be constructed on the 5th ground costing about Rs 100 crore. The complex will house facilities like swimming pool, basketball, tennis courts and many other indoor games facilities,” he said.

ISL 2021: Meghalaya sports minister announces Rs. 1 crore for qualifying clubs

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