Thursday, February 29

ANFA allows NSL to be held on predetermined date

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – Nepal Super League (NSL) will be held as per the schedule fixed by the organisers. The All Nepal Football Association has given permission to Nepal Sports and Events Management (NSEM) to conduct the league on the predetermined date. ANFA said that it sent a letter to NSEM’s CEO Sudeep Sharma on Wednesday in this regard.

The ANFA’s letter states that the organisers have been granted permission to hold the league from April 8 to May 15 as per their request. ANFA had formed a seven-member task force headed by its president Karman Chiring Sherpa to resolve the problems that had surfaced due to the announcement of the franchise-based league. The task force had held separate meetings on Wednesday with the organizers of the NSL and four A-Division League clubs who were against the idea of holding such league at a time when the players had signed contracts with the clubs.

ANFA had earlier put on hold the tie-sheet draw of NSL stating that it needs to hold further discussion on the disputed issue. NSEM earlier continued with the players’ auction on March 4 despite protests from the clubs. New Road Team, Manang Marshyangdi Club, Three Star Club and Sankata Club were against the NSL stating that the players would have dual contracts if the league was allowed to go ahead.

Upendra Man Singh, a member of the task force, said that the agreement to hold the NSL will be automatically terminated after holding the event. “The new leadership of ANFA will take further decision after holding discussions about the disputed issues,” said Singh.

He added that they will try to address the concerns raised by the clubs.

There are 10 teams competing in this edition of NSL.

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