IFA differs special AGM due to Covid-19 pandemic
KOLKATA: The Indian football association --- which is the main body for the game football in the state of West Bengal --- has decided to postpone its special annual general meeting, which was scheduled to take place from April 8 to next month, due to the current blockade in the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The new date for the meeting has not yet been finalized.
“It was not possible to have the meeting now in the current situation. We look forward to holding the meeting in May and will inform everyone of the date that is decided. Indian football Association Secretary Joydeep Mukherjee informed.
Meanwhile, Joydeep Mukherjee is also concerned about the future of upcoming edition of the Calcutta Football League , especially the first to fifth divisions of the league. While he is hoping to finish the remaining games of the Nursery League and Kanyashree Cup, he is still not sure when it would be possible to start the first to fifth league division.
The original plan was to start the league in the last week of May. For that to happen, clubs must be intimate at least a month in advance to begin preparations, register players, and have training sessions. However, without clarity when the situation would return to normal, it seems almost impossible to start in late May. Delaying the start of the league will make it extremely difficult to finish all matches on time.
Clubs in those divisions have also voiced their concerns.
If these divisions cannot be played, it will be of great concern to the players, outfielder, and others associated with the game.
Right now, there is less concern about the two main divisions, Premier Division A and B, as they generally start in late July or early August.