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I-League-ISL slugfest harming Indian football: Sentiment won't save the old clubs

May 25, 2016

I-League-ISL slugfest harming Indian football: Sentiment won't save the old clubs

To get into ISL, I-league clubs will have to raise around Rs 40 crore and play the ball, almost like teams do in IPL. With current budgets gasping at Rs 15-18 crore, the amount seems a little unrealistically to achieve. #Praful Patel #KickingAround #Dempo #AIFF #East Bengal #Mohun Bagan #All India Football Federation #I-League #Salgaocar #Indian Football #Indian Super League #ISL #Atletico de Kolkata #FC Goa
BJP nominates Piyush Goyal from Maharashtra for Rajya Sabha election

May 25, 2016

BJP nominates Piyush Goyal from Maharashtra for Rajya Sabha election

The BJP has nominated Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal as its candidate from Maharashtra for the Rajya Sabha election slated on 11 June. #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Shiv Sena #Praful Patel #NCP #Sanjay Raut #Piyush Goyal
'Air India's Descent': After his book was dumped, Jitender Bhargava soars again

May 23, 2016

'Air India's Descent': After his book was dumped, Jitender Bhargava soars again

Jitender Bhargava's book on the 'Descent of Air India' was shelved by Bloomsbury, the author has taken upon himself to expose how the airline was mismanaged by those who were meant to run it. #Indian Airlines #air india #CriticalPoint #Praful Patel #Jitender Bhargava #Mismanagement #Air India's Descent
From longer ISL to Champions Cup: All you need to know about AIFF's proposed revamp of Indian football

May 18, 2016

From longer ISL to Champions Cup: All you need to know about AIFF's proposed revamp of Indian football

Putting an end to months of speculation on the merger of the Indian Super League and I-League, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday, announced a revamped three-tier system for league football in India #Praful Patel #KickingAround #AIFF #East Bengal #Mohun Bagan #All India Football Federation #I-League #AFC #Nehru Cup #Federation Cup #Indian Football #U-17 World Cup #Bengaluru FC #Indian Super League #ISL #Asian Football Confederation #League 1 #2nd Division League
Winds of change: No I-League-ISL merger, AIFF proposes a three-tier league instead

May 18, 2016

Winds of change: No I-League-ISL merger, AIFF proposes a three-tier league instead

Ending speculation around the merger of Indian Super League with I-League, the AIFF on Tuesday virtually recognised ISL as the country's premier league as per a new roadmap, which will have three more seven-month leagues in a hierarchical system from 2017 onwards. #Praful Patel #KickingAround #Sunil Chhetri #AIFF #Mohun Bagan #I-League #Indian Football #AFC Cup #ISL #League 1
Watch: Sachin Tendulkar celebrates 43rd birthday playing cricket with school kids

Apr 25, 2016

Watch: Sachin Tendulkar celebrates 43rd birthday playing cricket with school kids

The iconic Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday celebrated his 43rd birthday by playing cricket with children from the 'Make-A-Wish India' organisation in the city, even as the fraternity wished him and waxed eloquence. #Sachin Tendulkar #West Indies #Suresh Raina #Praful Patel #Anurag Thakur #SportsTracker #Shikhar Dhawan #bharat ratna #Happy Birthday #S Sreesanth #Saqlain Mushtaq #Make-A-Wish India #43rd birthday
Happy Birthday, God of cricket! Twitter portrays array of emotion as wishes pour in for Sachin Tendulkar

Apr 25, 2016

Happy Birthday, God of cricket! Twitter portrays array of emotion as wishes pour in for Sachin Tendulkar

24th April, the year doesn't matter, has a festive feel to it for every Indian, irrespective of the religion you belong to. It's a day when every Indian goes down the memory lane to re-live what perhaps are one of the most special moments in their lives, moments that inspired them, moments that made them fall in love with the game of cricket, for many Indians, a religion in itself. #BCCI #India #Cricket #Twitter #Sachin Tendulkar #Harbhajan Singh #Mumbai Indians #Praful Patel #God of Cricket #Mohammed Kaif #Happy Birthday Sachin #Indian Cricket fans
Fifa under-17 World Cup will transform Indian football for generations to come: AIFF president Praful Patel

Apr 22, 2016

Fifa under-17 World Cup will transform Indian football for generations to come: AIFF president Praful Patel

AIFF President Praful Patel says hosting the Under-17 Fifa World Cup in 2017 could bring about a "transformation" in Indian football for generations to come. #India #football #FIFA #Praful Patel #KickingAround #AIFF #AFC #Under-17 World Cup India
Blanket ban on IPL matches due to water scarcity not right, says AIFF President Praful Patel

Apr 20, 2016

Blanket ban on IPL matches due to water scarcity not right, says AIFF President Praful Patel

Patel, a former Union Minister, was responding when asked if football grounds also use lots of water like cricket stadia in the light of IPL matches being ordered by the Bombay High Court to be shifted out of Maharashtra from 1 May onwards due to drought situation in the state #Indian Premier League #Praful Patel #AIFF #All India Football Federation #Drought #I-League #Water shortage #Indian Football #Indian Super League #IPL 9 #IPL 2016 #Kohinoor #Shifting of matches #FC Metz Academy #Anirudh Thapa #Prasanjit Chakraborty
Encouraging to see PM Narendra Modi highlighting the importance of FIFA U-17 WC: Praful Patel

Mar 30, 2016

Encouraging to see PM Narendra Modi highlighting the importance of FIFA U-17 WC: Praful Patel

All India Football Federation president Praful Patel on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi "highlighting" the FIFA U-17 World Cup, to be held in the country next year, is an encouraging sign. #Narendra Modi #FIFA #Praful Patel #KickingAround #AIFF #U-17 FIFA World Cup #2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup #AFC Women's Asian Cup