AIFF President Kalyan Chaubey stated that getting a couple of higher-ranked teams will improve the competition in the tournament. We are in discussion with stakeholders, and we will announce our decision in May,” Chaubey stated in a press conference here on Sunday. Asked if Pakistan will be allowed to compete in the tournament, Chaubey said, “We will abide by the decision of the Ministry of External Affairs. Chaubey, a former India international footballer, was part of the team which won the SAFF Championship in 1999 and 2005. AIFF Secretary General Shaji Prabhakaran, AIFF Vice President and Karnataka State Football Association President N.A.
Source: The Hindu March 20, 2023 01:05 UTC