All India Football Federation Signs Contract With FIFA Referees
FIFA referees Pratap Singh, CR Srikrishna and MB Santosh Kumar "signed a professional contract, the first of its kind in India," with the All India Football Federation at the Football House, according to Arani Basu of TNN. This is the first time any referee has been brought under a contract system. Head of Referees Goutam Kar said, "It is an epoch making day for referees in India. This is a seven month contract which the three referees are being signed. They will get their monthly salaries and all other expenses except match fee will be taken care of by AIFF" (TNN, 10/4).