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Chandigarh Football Association not to send team for nationals

Deepankar Sharda

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, November 19

Patting their again for internet hosting the North Zone Santosh Trophy right here, the Chandigarh Soccer Affiliation (CFA) did not get railway ticket reservations for the native ladies’s squad to take part within the twenty sixth Hero Senior Ladies’s Nationwide Soccer Championship, scheduled to be held in Kerala from November 28.

Curiously, 32 states, together with Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana, confirmed their participation within the soccer championship. Nonetheless, Chandigarh failed to substantiate their entry within the championship. This has disadvantaged native gamers of getting an opportunity to carry out in nationals and take additional benefits in admissions or claiming scholarships. The All India Soccer Federation (AIFF) has launched fixtures of the event in Kerala.

“We had deliberate to ship the staff. Nonetheless, the staff has not been despatched notably on account of rise in variety of Covid instances in Kerala and non-availability of reserved seats. We can’t pressure our gamers to journey with out getting correct reservation amid unhygienic situations,” mentioned Vikas Sharma, senior vice-president, CFA.

This isn’t the primary time that the affiliation did not ship an area staff for nationals. In 2019, the native sub-junior ladies’ didn’t take part within the nationwide soccer championship held in Cuttack as a result of similar purpose.

In the meantime, gamers mentioned they’d been saved at nighttime over participation within the championship. “Each state has despatched its groups to take part in championship, besides Chandigarh. We had been instructed that the CFA will conduct trials and ship staff. We had been shocked to study that the CFA determined to not ship the staff,” mentioned a senior participant.

“If tournaments for males might be held, then why not for ladies?” mentioned one other participant.

Sources additionally confirmed that many of those gamers have determined to play native tournaments or nationals of different sport disciplines.

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