The Kerala Football Association can breathe a big sigh of relief after finishing the seventh Ramco Kerala Premier League this week, but its plans for a new super league next season are likely to run into time problems.
KFA has received two offers for its commercial rights – which also forces the winner of the offer to launch a new Super League – for the next 12 years, but they are unlikely to complete the formalities for the new league. be operational next season, which begins June 1 of this year.
“Only two companies submitted their offers and they were opened by the expert committee headed by our president (KFA). He’s made arrangements to report back by next week, and then the executive committee is to meet and make a decision on this. But for now, I think it may be delayed… due to COVID, no official meeting is possible, ”said P. Anilkumar, the general secretary of KFA. Sports star Saturday.
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“Since this matter is serious in nature, they need to discuss it in person. So it can be delayed for a month or two.
Ideally, the agreements between the KFA and the winner should be finalized before the start of the new season (the KFA season runs from June 1 to May 31) so that the teams concerned can properly plan their trips.
“If things were done before May, then we can start registering players by June. And as a result, we can restructure our competition calendar but unfortunately, due to this position related to the coronavirus, we are not able to rethink it, ”said Anilkumar.
“So we can lose a season on our side because we have to make the deal before the season. If the deal is not in place before the start of the season, it will be difficult for them to implement everything according to expectations. “
It is understood that the offers for the commercial rights to KFA have come from Kerala from some important business groups.
Three parties had chosen the tender dossier and two had submitted their offers.