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  • Premier League Soccer's debut season in doubt March 31, 2012

    New Delhi: Uncertainty over the inaugural edition of India's Premier League Soccer (PLS) increased on Saturday when organisers disputed a claim from the All India Football Federation (AIFF) that the competition had been cancelled. The sixteam league, featuring a host of international players in the twilight of their careers, was launched...
  • Fowler raises doubts on future of PLS February 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Former England and Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler on Thursday raised doubts on the future of India's much awaited Premier League Soccer (PLS), which was postponed on Wednesday due to the unavailability of venues. Fowler is one of the semiretired world stars hired to play in the lucrative sixteam league...
  • PLS postponed due to lack of grounds February 21, 2012

    Kolkata: The muchawaited Premier League Soccer (PLS), which has already grossed over Rs 100 crore, has been postponed because of nonavailability of grounds, according to an official. The organisers had earlier announced March 24 as the tentative date for launching the tournament, which has roped in famed soccer internationals like Fabio...
  • Premier League Soccer set to move out of Bengal February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The muchanticipated Premier League Soccer (PLS) is likely to move out of West Bengal thanks to the state sports department's noncooperative attitude, and offers have come from Kerala and Maharashtra to host the football tournament. It was learnt that the Bengal sports department has indicated that the venues may...
  • Organisation crucial for PLS success: Chhetri February 15, 2012

    New Delhi: It is not the mere presence of a few international stars but the organisational aspects of the Premier League Soccer (PLS), which would determine whether the much talkedabout event turns out to be a boon or bane for Indian football, feels national team striker Sunil Chhetri. "The league is...
  • AIFF softens stand towards Premier League Soccer February 13, 2012

    New Delhi: After raising apprehensions over the Premier League Soccer (PLS), the AIFF on Monday seemed to have soften its stand over the conduct of the cashrich football tournament, saying that it just wants to ensure "good governance". The tournament, proposed to be held from March 24May 6 in Bengal under...
  • PLS auction postponed, future in doubt February 11, 2012

    Kolkata: The auction for the Indian players for the IFAbacked Premier League Soccer, scheduled to be held on Sunday, was postponed on Saturday. "The players' auction will not be held tomorrow. IFA wants to sort out the issues with the AIFF and then we will go on a fullfledged basis. Utpal...
  • AIFF may withdraw permission for PLS February 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The muchanticipated IPLstyle Premier League Soccer (PLS) may reach a dead end, with the AIFF set to withdraw permission for conducting the tournament after its allpowerful Emergency Committee meeting on Monday. The tournament, proposed to be held from March 24May 6 in Bengal under the aegis of the Indian...
  • PLS will be held as per schedule: Organisers February 10, 2012

    Kolkata; Organisers of the upcoming Premier League Soccer on Friday claimed that the tournament would go as per schedule amid reports that there was a fresh hurdle with AIFF suggesting to the FIFA that it stops the participating clubs from recruiting foreign players. Indian Football Association (IFA) secretary Utpal Ganguly conceded...
  • PLS: Argentine Sorin to be icon player for Haldia February 6, 2012

    Kolkata: The Rs 1.5 croreprize money Premier League Soccer (PLS), that has already grossed over Rs 100 crore, is tentatively slated to begin March 24, with the final scheduled for May 6, the organisers said on Monday, while announcing Argentine 2006 World Cup skipperJuan Pablo Sorin as the icon player...
  • PLS to kick off on March 24, final on May 6 February 6, 2012

    Kolkata: The muchanticipated Premier League Soccer (PLS) will kick off in West Bengal on March 24, with the final scheduled to be held on May 6, paving the way for a collision with the Indian Premier League. The likes of Fabio Cannavaro and Hernan Crespo, along with some of the world's...
  • Crespo leaves Parma, unsure over India move February 3, 2012

    Parma: Hernan Crespo has announced his departure from Parma, with the striker being tipped to complete a move to India within the next two weeks. In an emotional press conference on Thursday, the 36yearold explained his decision to terminate his contract at the Ennio Tardini, but reiterated his love for the...
  • Crespo costliest in Indian football auction January 31, 2012

    Kolkata: Former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo was the most expensive player in an auction on Monday for an inaugural Indian football league based on the successful Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament. The idea of a players' auction was borrowed from IPL, whose success has spawned numerous franchisebased leagues in other...
  • Baichung, Ganguly back Premier League Soccer January 31, 2012

    Kolkata: Premier League Soccer (PLS) is no EPL (English Premier League) or IPL (Indian Premier League) but the Indian tournament promises all the thrills and frills, bringing in football icon Baichung Bhutia and former Indian cricket skipper Sourav Ganguly on board. The Barasat franchise at the world players' auctions on Monday...
  • Premier League Soccer is the next big thing January 31, 2012

    An IPLstyle auction will be one of the major attractions of the football extravaganza in Kolkata. ...
  • Cannavaro to be part of Premier League Soccer January 13, 2012

    Kolkata: World Cupwinning Italian captain Fabio Cannavaro will be one of the six icon players for the IPLlike Premier League Soccer, to be kicked off in the state from February 25. Besides the Italian defender, French World Cup winner Robert Pires, Argentina World Cup captain Juan Pablo Sorin, Argentine Olympic silver...
  • IFA launches Premier League Soccer December 23, 2011

    Kolkata: In a bid to make the game more attractive at the national level, the Indian Football Association (IFA) on Thursday launched Premier League Soccer (PLS) which will have Portuguese midfielder Nuno Ricardo de Oliveira Ribeiro aka Maniche, winger Sergio Conceiao and many other world class foreign players turning...