Next Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiMarch 11, 2019UPDATED: March 11, 2019 23:59 IST Delhi Soccer Association and AIFF did not agree to the host stadium due to which Santosh Trophy was relocated. (Football Delhi Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSantosh Trophy was shifted away from Delhi after a dispute between AIFF and DSADelhi Soccer Association wanted to host the tournament at Ambedkar StadiumDSA president Shaji Prabhakaran said Ambedkar would get more crowdA dispute between the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and the Delhi Soccer Association (DSA) has led to the relocation of the 73rd edition of the Santosh Trophy, which was supposed to be hosted in Delhi.According to DSA president Shaji Prabhakaran, the AIFF insisted that the competition should be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Stadium, Delhi whereas the DSA wanted to host the tournament at the Ambedkar Stadium.”They wanted us to do it at the JLN stadium, but we told them that it is feasible for us to do it at the Ambedkar Stadium,” Prabhakaran said.The AIFF is of the opinion that if the tournament is hosted at the Ambedkar Stadium then a number of facilities have to be upgraded. While the DSA agreed that they will upgrade the facilities, AIFF wanted a written commitment from the authorities (MCD or NDMC).Prabhakaran told IANS that generally municipalities do not give any such commitment in writing to anybody because they are not obliged to. But we were agreeing to give such commitment in writing as it is our, DSA’s prestige. But then, AIFF did not agree to our proposal and shifted the tournament to Punjab.Prabhakaran also told IANS that the whole purpose of holding the tournament in Delhi will be defeated if it is hosted at the JLN Stadium. “Nobody goes there, whereas in Ambedkar people throng to see the matches. It is very difficult for fans to go there and the stadium is also very expensive.advertisement”One need not have to go back to 20 years or more, even in the last five years, whenever there was a match there was crowd. That is the main purpose. Even I-League second division matches are on right now,” Parbhakar said.”Therefore, since AIFF did not agree for Ambedkar and we were not interested in JLN stadium, the talks fell and AIFF shifted the venue to Punjab.”For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Santosh TrophyFollow Delhi Soccer AssociationFollow All India Football Federation Santosh Trophy moved from Delhi to Punjab due to AIFF-DSA disputeSantosh Trophy has been relocated to Punjab after a dispute arose between All India Football Federation and Delhi Soccer Association over the stadium to host the tournament.advertisement
In a speech to the International Seminar on Democracy, Politics and the State, which opened this morning in Mexico City, Mr. Annan warned against the temptation among some – documented in a UN Development Programme (UNDP) survey earlier this year – to turn away from more than two decades of reforms towards democracy.”The vote has not produced a steady job, a full table, property rights – or, for many indigenous people, even a sense of real participation in the political life of their country,” he said, arguing that the popularity of democracy in Latin America will depend on citizens seeing actual material and social benefits from having a vote.”They must have reason to be confident that their vote will translate into improvements in their daily lives, and enable their societies to build consensus on the reforms that are needed for further democratic progress,” he said.Corruption-free public institutions, investments in education, genuine public participation in decision-making and determined political leadership are critical to fostering not just an electoral democracy but a “citizen’s democracy,” he said.In a report released in April, the UNDP found that just 43 per cent of almost 20,000 people polled across Latin America said they fully supported democracy, while 55 per cent said they would support on authoritarian regime if it could “resolve” their economic problems. And, since 2000, four elected presidents in the region have had to leave office before the formal end of their terms because of steep falls in their public support.But the Secretary-General emphasized that although democracy has not broken down the “barriers of exclusion” – and is even viewed by some as being part of the problem – Latin America needs more democracy, not less. “The great challenges of building democracy, advancing development and promoting security are closely related – and all nations have an interest in working together to meet them.”Later today Mr. Annan will meet the Foreign Affairs Committee of Mexico’s Senate, while last night he held talks with President Vicente Fox and Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez. The talks covered many issues, including the state of democracy in Latin America, the fight against HIV/AIDS and Mexico’s contribution to multilateralism.
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