Kolkata: Miffed by the falling benchmarks of refereeing, the Indian Super League (ISL) has moved toward the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to chip away at a transient arrangement and furthermore have a long haul point of view toward how to improve the same for its games.
IANS has discovered that Football Sports Development Ltd (FSDL) authorities, the coordinators of the ISL, met AIFF during the FIFA International break in New Delhi and one of the key talks were on the quality of refereeing in the progressing season of Hero ISL.
The authorities have mentioned the organization to investigate the issue to find a solution and furthermore chip away at a long haul viewpoint to the official advancement program, the source said. The anxiety from ISL have come because of glaring mistakes referees have made on the field influencing numerous games in ISL. The coordinators are worried about such a large number of flaws affecting the clubs, players, mentors and their fan base.
Numerous mentors have raised worries over the refereeing standards encouraging English Premier League champions Manchester City, who as of late purchased dominant part stake in Mumbai City FC, to “bring some great officials from the English Premier League. ISL used to draw in international referees in the beginning stage with an equalization of 40 percent international and 60 percent Indian however that pattern changed since the fourth season with AIFF pushing for Indian refs.
Truth be told, significantly after Monday’s match between Jamshedpur FC and North East United, the Jamshedpur coach was enraged with the refereeing in view.
“We had more possession and more chances than them (NorthEast). Both teams used their tools to win the match. The referee missed a clear penalty. This league could be a great league but with this level of refereeing, it is pretty much impossible. There is no way a referee can miss a penalty like that. “Every match this season, you have seen bad refereeing, these amazing decisions. There a lot of good things about the league. But they are not focusing on the important thing that is refereeing. You cannot have this kind of a situation every week,” Jamshedpur FC coach Antonio Iriondo said.
Like many other teams in the Hero Indian Super League, Kerala Blasters too has been a victim to poor refeereeing repeatedly. Manjappada already had wrote a letter to ISL regarding the same on last season.