Indian Football

India Football: Supreme Court to reportedly finalise draft constitution of AIFF by next week

Arjun Singh Devgan
The AIFF are currently facing a ban from FIFA if internal matters are not resolved soon
The AIFF are currently facing a ban from FIFA if internal matters are not resolved soon / MONEY SHARMA/GettyImages
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The Supreme Court will finalise the draft constitution of the All India Football Federation (AIFF) which has been submitted by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) by next week as per reports.

The AIFF had confirmed that the CoA had submitted the draft to the Supreme Court last week and that the elections of the footballing body would only be held after the apex council finalises the constitution next week.

"The committee of administrators have finalised the report and 250 comments were received by COA," the bench said in a hearing on July 21.

"After a lengthy set of discussions with various stakeholders, the draft Constitution of the AIFF has finally been submitted to the honourable court. I would like to congratulate everyone involved in the process on this swift move forward, and hope that with the new constitution in place, we can move ahead with developing Indian football," AIFF Acting General Secretary, Sunando Dhar had said.

However, certain Indian football state associations and Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), who are the marketing partners of the AIFF had recently filed a lawsuit with the Supreme Court - asking them to intervene with regard to the final draft constitution submitted by CoA as they were not happy with a number of clauses in it.

It will be interesting to see how this is resolved, considering that India are potentially facing a ban from FIFA if this issue is not sorted out soon.

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