Srinagar to Host Last Federation Cup: Ansari

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education, Youth Services and Sports, Imran Raza Ansari Tuesday said the Federation Cup Football Championship would be held in Srinagar in the third week of August.

Pertinent to mention here that this Cup would be the last sports event organized by federation. The federation had earlier this month announced this at its annual meet in Jaipur.

Ansari directed the officers to ensure that all necessary measures are put in place in advance to ensure smooth conduct of the prestigious Football Championship in which teams from different states of the country will be participating. He also called for on spot inspection of various venues, so that corrective measures if any can be taken at the earliest.

He also asked the office bearers of the Football Federation to work in close coordination to ensure success of the prestigious tournament.

It is pertinent to mention that the Federation Cup is being held in the State for which J&K Football Federation had requested All India Football Federation for holding the tournament in Srinagar. Various prestigious teams like Mohan Bagan, East Bengal, Dempo Sports Goa, Mumbai FC, Salgaokar Goa and other top Football clubs from North East would be participating in the tournament.

The system of competition would be on knockout basis and the venues would be Bakhshi Stadium, Polo Ground and the newly constructed TRC Ground.

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