`India should replicate English league`

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 19:54

Kolkata: Welsh footballer Niel Taylor on Tuesday said that India should replicate the English Premier League (EPL) model to "massively" boost the football scene in the country.

"It can help massively. I have seen the Indian Premier League (IPL) and how big you can do things, putting it on a global scale. I wonder how it can`t happen. They have premier leagues worldwide so hopefully India; the combination you have in the country, there`s no reason why you can`t have one," Taylor said here while interacting with participants, coaches and coordinators of the Kolkata Goalz project at the East Bengal Club.

Taylor, who plays left-back for Swansea City Association Football Club in Wales, was hopeful about the club producing quality players in future.

"We have good talent for a couple of years. Hopefully we can build on what we have and produce a strong set. The strategy at Swansea is to get players who are hungry, willing to use the opportunity and there is a prevalence of new players," said Taylor.

IANS



First Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 19:54

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