NEW DELHI: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) issued a statement on Thursday, saying that it has found that certain approaches have recently been made to AIFF-registered players to manipulate matches of the ongoing I-League competition.
AIFF said it has taken ‘serious’ note of this matter - “[The AIFF] would like to reiterate its zero-tolerance policy towards any activity that impacts the integrity of its competitions or otherwise brings the game of football into disrepute. AIFF is committed to taking every step within its power to prevent corrupt practices from undermining the values of football,” the statement said.
The 2023 I League season began in October and more than 40 matches have already been played in the 13-team competition.
AIFF president Kalyan Chaubey said, “We have received information on multiple approaches to our players. We will thoroughly examine the incidents, investigate, and take all necessary action.
“We are committed to protecting our players and our beautiful game and will not tolerate any attempts of this nature to put the players and the game at risk,” he said. Agencies