CMG submits proposal to BFF for ISL-like football league in Bangladesh

KOLKATA: Sports event management company Celebrity Management Group (CMG) has put forth a proposal to the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) for organising a football league following the highly successful Indian Super League (ISL).

Also, CMG has offered to purchase all sponsorship and marketing rights of the Bangladesh national team.


CMG brought legendary Diego Maradona to Kolkata for a two-day promotional tour. CMG also helped BFF host the Argentina versus Nigeria FIFA Friendly in Dhaka in September 2011 besides organising a game between Argentina and Venezuela around the same time in Kolkata.


It is further learnt that the events management company CMG has sought to host FIFA friendly matches for the Bangladesh national team for the next one-and-a-half years.


CMG has reportedly suggested it will provide funds and arrange the opposition teams and venues for the games. The company will own the sponsoring, broadcasting and ticketing rights.


CMG executive director Bhaswar Goswami said that they were in negotiations with the BFF and concrete developments could take place next month. “Yes, such a proposal has been made, but it is too early to say anything, further developments are likely to happen in around last week of January or the beginning of February,” Goswami said.


“I have very good relations with (Diego) Maradona, who visited India twice at my request. I requested him to be involved with our initiative,” Goswami said.


The BFF has decided to form a committee to look into the proposals.

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