All I-League matches to be played under lights from next season

The after kick off times has prompted many players and clubs to complain about exhaustion due to heat and India coach Wim Koevermans has promised a change in the schedule.

updated: April 24, 2013 17:19 IST
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New Delhi: In a development that would surely address the demands of players and club officials alike, the I-League matches will be played only in the evenings under floodlights from next season, national football coach Wim Koevermans said on Wednesday.

Most of the I-League matches start at 3 or 4pm local time in the tournament that is played from September to May, prompting many players and officials to complain about exhaustion due to heat.

Talking to reporters here Koevermans said playing in the evening under floodlights was one of the "improvements" the All India Football Federation would make from next season.

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