Premier League sides agree to have U19 sides

Pakistan, Lahore, Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A meeting for mangers of participating A division clubs and departments for Pakistan Premier Football League-2012 (PPFL-2012) was held in Football House Lahore chaired by Lt. Col. ® Ahmed Yar Khan Lodhi, General Secretary Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), where the issues of maintaining U-19 teams by the A-Division departments and clubs by July 2014, positively was unanimously agreed.

In the event of non-compliance of the above resolution, it was agreed that the departments will not be allowed to participate in future football games under PFF.

According to the press release issued here by PFF, the followings resolutions were adopted in the meetings: It was resolved that match commissioner shall be responsible for technically conducting the game.

It was further resolved that host coordinator shall be responsible for ground handlings, line marking, sitting arrangements of away team providing refreshment to the team, crowd handling and security issues.

It was also resolved that each participating team shall be equipped with two sets of uniform. In the event if the teams playing each other by chance have the same color uniform, it will be the responsibility of the host team to wear a different color. It shall be the responsibility of visiting team to inform their host team in advance of their color pattern to avoid any ambiguity at the last moment.

Earlier, Mr. Lodhi while presiding over the meeting strongly requested all A-Division clubs and departments to give extra training/coaching to their players to improve their finishing capability.