Indian Football

India Football: CoA reportedly sends final draft constitution of AIFF to FIFA

Arjun Singh Devgan
The AIFF runs football in India
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The Supreme Court appointed three-member Committee of Administrators (CoA) who are currently running the football affairs of the country on an interim basis on Wednesday sent the final draft constitution of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to world governing body, FIFA.

A joint delegation of FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AIFF) had visited India last month to take stock of the situation of the sport in the country following the ousting of the Praful Patel-led AIFF committee by the Supreme Court for not holding elections on time.

The joint FIFA-AFC delegation had given an ultimatum of July 31 to the CoA to get their affairs in order and it is now reported that the final draft constitution was handed to them along with the state associations which were represented in the discussions by a seven-member committee.

“The CoA has sent the final draft constitution to the FIFA today and also given to the state association. The final draft will be sent to the Supreme Court on Thursday, to be filed on Friday (July 15)," a report stated in PTI.

The next date of the Supreme Court hearing on the matter is July 21. Once the Supreme Court gives the green signal, a Special General Body Meeting of the AIFF is expected to be called with seven days to approve the new constitution.

The elections will then be held within 30 days of the approval of the new constitution by the General Body of the AIFF.