The All India Football Federation wants to use an inclusive approach with greater participation of former Indian players at the state level, including voting rights in elections.
AIFF to give voting rights to former Indian internationals in state units’ (PTI photo)
- AIFF to give voting rights to ex-India players at state level
- The AIFF has sought details from all former Indian internationals in a circular.
- BCCI has already mandated voting rights in state unit elections
The All India Football Federation is set to give voting rights to former Indian players at the state level in elections. The BCCI has already mandated voting rights for its former international players in state unit elections, and it looks like the football body under the AIFF may go the same way.
In fact, the AIFF in a circular has asked for details from all former Indian internationals who have played five matches in national colors and retired from active football for at least two years.
“The idea is to have many former footballers in the management system. Let’s say a player retires from club football at the age of 38 and has played five full international (not U-23) games for India. Then at the age of 40, he will be eligible. At least one state organization To be part of,” a senior AIFF source on the development told PTI on condition of anonymity.
It’s not just about voting rights, it’s about more in terms of sports and governance.
“All those ex-servicemen who made the country proud but were not made stakeholders even at the state level, once the new constitution is made, they can speak more and give voice to change things,” the source added. (Inputs from PTI)
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