2013/14 to be fantasy I-Leagues first season
The thrills and spills of Fantasy Football will now be available to Indian football fans, as the AIFF has teamed up with FanXT to provide the National League with a fantasy football product for the next three seasons.
Speaking to The I-League, AIFF General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das, felt this was another opportunity for the federation to engage with fans
He said: “With the introduction of Fantasy I-League, we can bring fans to relate more with our nation’s football scene by encouraging them to pay more attention to the league details like game scores and player statistics; in other words be good fantasy managers.”
The announcement comes as the AIFF have embarked on a huge project to raise the profile of Indian football.
The IMG-R tournament, which is based on India’s IPL, will start in January and run through until April. Hoping to attract some of the biggest names in world football.
I-League CEO Mr. Sunando Dhar, said that the expansion into Fantasy Football is another step towards making Indian football globally recognisable.
“Fantasy League is popular in all major Leagues around the world. So we thought it is time to start one of our own not only to promote the I-League but also to make Indian footballers household names.”