America’s cup has been on the verge of being declared an Indian sport for over two decades now.
But it’s a dream that has been delayed by various legal issues and legal hurdles, but that India’s football association has now managed to overcome.
The cup, which was given its name in honour of India’s first cricketing nation, has been under scrutiny by a number of legal issues that have been plaguing it for more than a decade.
In 2014, a case was filed in the Indian High Court by a Mumbai-based cricket club challenging the legality of awarding the cup to India.
The court held that awarding the Indian Cup to the national side would contravene the constitution of the country and its laws, which have been in place since 1948.
India’s Supreme Court upheld the decision of the court, and on August 1, 2015, the Indian Football Association (IFA) decided to award the cup back to the country, after it was given to it in 1998.
The FA said that its decision to award a cup to an “other country” was “solely based on the principle of ‘inclusion in the fabric of the game’ as set forth in Article 1.1 of the FIFA Code”.
“It is clear from the facts and the law of the matter that the ICC (International Cricket Council) is the sovereign authority of all member associations of the ICC.
In this regard, the ICC has consistently made clear its intention to promote, and to continue to promote as far as possible, the spirit of inclusion that India is known for,” the IFA said in a statement.
The decision to allow the country to host the cup has created an opportunity for India to play its first match of the year.
However, there are some who are not satisfied with the outcome of the cup’s selection process.
In a statement released by the Indian Cricket Association (ICA), chief executive officer of the ICA Vijay Sharma said, “The decision of our Board of Control for Cricket in India to award America’s (AFC) cup is a significant step forward.
The AICC is in agreement with all parties to award this cup to the AIFF.
However the ICC will continue to work towards achieving full inclusion of the AFC.
The next stage in the development of the A-League is the announcement of the date for the inaugural match of a new league, and the details of the venue will be communicated in due course.”
The ICA is yet to announce the date of the inaugural game of the new league.
It will take place on November 6, 2019, when the new A-league will be called the ‘AIFF Football League’.