Praful Patel re-elected as AIFF president

New Delhi [India], Dec. 21 : Praful Patel was on Wednesday re-elected unopposed as All India Football Federation (AIFF) president.

The election was made at AIFF's Annual General Meeting after the Delhi High Court vacated a stay on the elections of the national sports body.

Patel has been elected for a third term after being elected in 2012. The elections of the office bearers of the AIFF were under a cloud after the Delhi High Court's stay order passed on December 15.

Last week, acting on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), the Delhi High Court had stayed elections for non-adherence to the Sports Code.

"The Hon'ble High Court of Delhi modified the order dated 15.12.2016 and vacated the stay order granted against the election process of All India Football Federation," a release of the AIFF had said.

"Accordingly, the Annual General Body Meeting of the AIFF will be held as scheduled on December 21, 2016, as per the agenda circulated to the members," it added.

Source: ANI