AIFF has made CRS mandatory for all clubs and players

The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has informed MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) and WIFA (Western India Football Association) that it is now mandatory for all the players and clubs to register in the Centralised Registration System (CRS).

They have further informed that the players who fail to register in CRS will not be allowed to take part in any of the District, State, and National competitions.

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All International, State and Inter District player transfers along with loans will now come under CRS which is an effective way to maintain all the records. This initiative will help to reduce any illegal transfer activity among the clubs.

The All India Football Federation has also advised that a disciplinary action will be imposed against any player or team participating in any competition without registration in CRS.

In the mentioned Articles of FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, it is clearly noted that a player must be registered with an association to play for a club as a professional or as an amateur [Article 5.1]. Any player not registered with an association who appears for a club in any official match shall be considered to have played illegitimately [Article 11].