AIFF President Praful Patel steps down


Praful Patel resigns : Praful Patel resigns – In one of the most surprising events in history, AIFF (All India Football President) Praful Patel has decided to step down from his post. Patel, who has already served his three-term maximum, is not eligible for a fourth term. Patel faced a backlash after failing to hold elections in 2020 at the end of his term, however, AIFF argued that they had submitted the AIFF Constitution to clarify a few points. Follow live Indian football updates at InsideSport.IN

Praful Patel resigns: AIFF President Praful Patel steps down amid backlash, Supreme Court appointed CoA supports

Praful Patel resigns: AIFF President Praful Patel steps down amid backlash, Supreme Court appointed CoA supports

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“I thank the Honorable Supreme Court for putting an end to a long pending issue from 2017. The term of the elected committee expired in December 2020, and we had in November 2020 suo moto approached the Honorable Supreme Court to prompt resolution of the matter, and appropriate referrals.

“The AIFF constitution broadly follows the 2011 sport code for age and term limits, and therefore I was under no circumstances going to resign from office, nor was I eligible for the re-election”, he added.

Previously, Patel formed his own three-member team to take control of the AIFF and the running of the organization. However, in accordance with the Supreme Court ruling, a brand new CoA has been appointed which will take control of the AIFF. This three member CoA consists of Anil Dave, SY Qureshi and Bhaskar Ganguly.

“I am very happy that we have been able to professionalize Indian football and that we have a very strong grassroots football program which in the years to come will take us to the next level and find its true place and recognition on the world map. .”

Praful Patel resigns: AIFF President Praful Patel steps down amid backlash, Supreme Court appointed CoA supports

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“India also had the honor and privilege of hosting the first ever FIFA World Cup in India which was a resounding success. It brought international recognition and appreciation for the growth and popularity of football in India. I also had the proud honor of being the Senior Vice President of the Asian Football Confederation, as well as being the first Indian representative to be duly elected to the FIFA Council with the greatest number of votes.

“I wish the Committee of Trustees all the best and ask them to fulfill their responsibilities to deliver a new Constitution consistent with the National Sporting Code which we already largely comply with, while keeping in mind the bylaws of the AFC and FIFA. A speedy resolution and a newly elected body will serve in the best interests of Indian football.”

“I am always available for the service to move Indian football forward together, and once again express my gratitude for being given the love, affection and honor of serving the sport,” Patel concluded.

Praful Patel resigns: AIFF President Praful Patel steps down amid backlash, Supreme Court appointed CoA supports




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