It was Utpal Ganguly’s Will to organize Durand Cup in Kolkata this year. But due to the Calcutta League, Durand Cup is becoming a problem for Indian Football Association(IFA)
This Year Calcutta League Premiere Division i supposed to start earlier than previous years.Last Year the CFL kicked off on 3rd August, this year it is possibly going to start on 15th July and would end on 4th September, so IFA has started its preparation to Rap up the League faster this Season. Now when IFA trying its best to make CFL a glorious event , a Sudden Mandate from AIFF has made it a bad affair for the local Body
AIFF has instructed Durand Cup Officials to end the Even between 2nd August and 24th August, Then SUPER Cup 2019 -20 will begin.Now this sudden String from the AIFF is a spoiling order for the CFL 2019-2020. The only motif beside organizing Durand Cup in Kolkata was to make The Three Clubs play beside bringing other teams from various cities, which would have increased the mileage of this event top a great Deal.
Now if Durand Cup takes place in that Time frame., IFA will be compelled to stop CFL during that period which will invoke a Big loss for the local body to bear. So now IFA on a meeting with the Durand Officials trying their best to postpone Durand Cup .
In this issue the IFA secretary Said “I have taken a crucial role in bringing Durand Cup to Kolkata. But its not possible to postpone Calcutta League for the later.As the three big clubs will not be able to play so then there is no profit in organizing the event here”.