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Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Jammu & Kashmir and Karnataka will start its own State Futsal League while Mizoram already started the first futsal league in the country in 2018.
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) set to launch its first-ever AIFF Futsal Cup, said AIFF Futsal Consultant Dinesh Nair. A strategic plan for Indian futsal was presented on Friday in Aizawl, Mizoram.
“Keen on structuring and laying a path for development of Futsal in the country, the Indian FA selected eight states across the country to start State Futsal League. The champions of each State League will battle it out for the AIFF Futsal Cup at a single venue,” Dinesh Nair explained at the launch of the strategic plan.
The eight selected states are Kerala, Goa, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Meghalaya, Jammu & Kashmir and Karnataka. The states will start State Futsal Leagues while Mizoram already started the first futsal league in the country in 2018.
“Eight states are selected not only to start state Futsal League but as role models for the rest of India. We will organise workshops, seminars and coaching courses in the respective state,” said Dinesh Nair.
“Even though the plan is big, I am quite confident that we will succeed in doing so. Talks are going on with corporate for funding. Starting State Leagues in the selected states is not a problem at all,” he told IndianExpress.com.
Meanwhile, Mizoram Football Association (MFA) currently runs its own Futsal League for the second time as the league is attracting large crowds plus all the matches are being broadcast live on television.
Source: Indian Express
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