Premier League Soccer

  • 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 six-team 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 semi-retired world stars hired to play in the lucrative six-team league...
  • PLS postponed due to lack of grounds February 21, 2012

    Kolkata: The much-awaited Premier League Soccer (PLS), which has already grossed over Rs 100 crore, has been postponed because of non-availability 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 much-anticipated Premier League Soccer (PLS) is likely to move out of West Bengal thanks to the state sports department's non-cooperative 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 talked-about 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 cash-rich football tournament, saying that it just wants to ensure "good governance". The tournament, proposed to be held from March 24-May 6 in Bengal under...
  • PLS auction postponed, future in doubt February 11, 2012

    Kolkata: The auction for the Indian players for the IFA-backed 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 full-fledged basis. Utpal...
  • AIFF may withdraw permission for PLS February 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The much-anticipated IPL-style Premier League Soccer (PLS) may reach a dead end, with the AIFF set to withdraw permission for conducting the tournament after its all-powerful Emergency Committee meeting on Monday. The tournament, proposed to be held from March 24-May 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...
  • 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 Conceiçao and many other world class foreign players turning...