Top office bearers of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Goa on Monday claimed they "did not know" their newly-appointed state president Suhas Volvoikar, and accused the party's high command of foisting a leader unknown to the state leadership.
Senior NCP leader Praful Patel on Saturday said his party has disassociated itself from its erstwhile alliance partner Congress and can be an alternative to the BJP which has failed to deliver on its promises.
All India Football Federation President Praful Patel today made a pitch for making Indian Super League a "tournament for South Asian region" with the participation of more players from SAARC countries.
India has not yet given up on its plans to host a Club World Cup in the near future, according to AIFF president Praful Patel, who asserted that the country's football scene would soon develop "qualitatively and quantitatively".
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa today inaugurated the refurbished Cooperage Stadium here and said hosting the U-17 World Cup in 2017 will boost the development of sport in the country.
All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel is delighted with the response the ongoing Indian Super League has got so far and said the tournament has brought lot of enthusiasm to the beautiful game in the country.
Goa NCP president Nilkanth Halarnkar is "not happy" with the "unconditional outside support" offered by his party to the BJP in Maharashtra after it emerged as the single largest party in the just-concluded Assembly Election.
NCP leader Praful Patel on Thursday said that his party would play a crucial role in the formation of the next government in Maharashtra, while BJP, touted to emerge as the single largest party, said it would never join hands with the Sharad Pawar-led party.
Dharamsala, a picturesque international cricket venue, could soon be the next destination for football's Indian Super League (ISL), if Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) president Anurag Thakur has his way.
Even as the stalemate continues over seat sharing with its alliance partner Congress ahead of Maharashtra Assembly polls, the Sharad Pawar-led NCP's core committee met on Wednesday morning to discuss its future course of action.
Two days after serving an ultimatum to ally Congress on finalising the seat-share, the NCP Monday reiterated that it would continue the alliance but also remained firm on its demand for half the assembly seats - 144 - in the Oct 15 Maharashtra assembly elections.