New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Wednesday decided to institute a special award called the 'best organiser' of the Hero I-League.
The decision was taken after the seminar for the Local General Coordinators and the Media Officers of I-League clubs here.
"We are happy to announce that from this year onwards we?ll be having a special award for the Best Organiser of the Hero I-League. The club would be receiving a bounty of 5 lakh," said I-League CEO Sunando Dhar.
He added: "The match commissioner would be deciding the same, taking into account the several aspects of the club, and the team with the maximum points would be given the amount."
The main objective of the seminar was to highlight the roles and responsibilities of the LGC's and CMO's, as well as to give an idea of the various match day activities and operations to be conducted by the clubs during the matches.
Dhar stated that the time for setting standards in the I-League was more than necessary now, and it was time to start implementing the guidelines.
"It is time to set and implement standards in the Hero I-League. We just concluded our AFC seminar on the same topic, and we would want to ensure that these measures are also taken by the I-League clubs."
Janice Lynrah, media manager, Shillong Lajong FC, attended the seminar.
"The seminar has been very beneficial and exciting for all the clubs as a whole," she said.
"It is a good way to educate each and every member of the clubs about the various aspects of conducting, and a smooth functioning of the I-League.
"I personally am very thankful to AIFF for this initiative."
The day began with a seminar on setting integrity guidelines in the game, which was conducted by Javed Siraj, the Integrity Officer of the AIFF.
"We have to ensure that the games are played with honesty, and it is necessary to brief the players and the referees about the various activites," Siraj told the gathering.
Akshay Rohatgi, manager, I-League, followed the next session explaining the regulations as well as various aspects of the game the clubs must conform too.
He explained the various kit equipment regulations of the AIFF, the medical services to be provided, the disciplinary regulations, and so on.