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IFA hopeful as PLS fate hangs in balance

sports Updated: Feb 12, 2012 23:50 IST
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The Indian Football Association (IFA), Bengal's apex football body, which is organising the Premier League Soccer (PLS), is hopeful that the confusion over the foreign icon players’ transfer will be sorted out.

“The necessary arrangements have been made and I expect the problem to sort out by Monday,” IFA general secretary, Utpal Ganguli, said on Sunday.

The AIFF however, will convene an emergency meeting here to decide on the fate of the PLS. Not satisfied with the proper affiliation of the franchises with the state association, the AIFF had written to FIFA to suspend the passwords the teams had acquired to enter the Transfer Matching System (TMS), a pre-requisite to register foreign footballers.

Cancellation of the TMS password prevents the six franchises from buying foreign players and it was also one of the reasons why the auction of the Indian players - scheduled on Sunday - was cancelled. Ganguli said the IFA was working on registering the clubs through different district associations.