Fixture for 21st Dr. T. Ao Trophy inter-district football C’ship 2021

DIMAPUR, (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/1/2021 1:30:30 PM IST

The fixture for the forthcoming 21stDr. T. Ao trophy inter-district football championship 2021 scheduled for April 12 to 19 at Indira Gandhi Stadium Kohimawas drawn on April 1 at Hotel Vivor, Kohima.

According to DIPR report, the championship is organised by Nagaland Football Association (NFA) in collaboration with department of Youth Resources & Sports, Nagaland.

The fixture was drawn in the presence of NFA president K. Neibou Sekhose, Directorate of Youth Resources & Sports (DYRS), joint director, Teisobou Sekhose, DYRS technical committee member, William Koso and media persons.

The championship will be conducted on league-cum-knock out system.

Phek, Peren and Tuensang fall under Group A. Group B - Zunheboto, Noklak and Kiphire. Group C - Dimapur, Mon and Wokha. Group D - Kohima, Mokokchung and Longleng.

In league system, there will be four matches daily from April 13 till 15.

Quarter finals will take place on April 16 while semi-finals have been scheduled for April 17. The grand finale will take place on April 19.

The champions will fetch a cash prize of Rs. 3 lakhs while runners-up will receive a cash of Rs. 2 lakhs. Losing semi-finalists will get Rs. 50,000 each.

NFA informed that IG Stadium has been declared as “Plastic free zone.’ NFA insisted that SOP should be strictly maintained, besides adhering to COVID-19 appropriate behaviour including regular hand sanitisation, wearing mask, physical distancing should be maintained.

As far as eligibility of players is concern, NFA stated that only an indigenous inhabitant of Nagaland state shall be allowed to represent their district team. Certificate which is dully certified by the district concern deputy commissioners shall be eligible to take part.

If indigenous inhabitant players are not selected, then he can represent the district where he reside continuously for a period of two years.

Any police personnel whose battalion is posted in that particular district are eligible to represent that district.

In case of dispute regarding any players, the concerned team has to furnish documentary evidence in support of their list of players.


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